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 (ĕk′wĭd, ē′kwĭd)
Any of various mammals of the family Equidae, having a single hoofed digit on each foot, and including the horses, asses, and zebras.

[From New Latin Equidae, family name, from Latin equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) any animal of the horse family
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neckequid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal - placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
Equidae, family Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
mule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
hinny - hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile; "a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"
zebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus quagga, quagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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The Grevy's zebra is now listed as Endangered A1a, 2c by the IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group, and is also listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna, which offers them the highest protection against illegal trading.
Studies on equid, cervids and carnivora from the Siwalik hills of Pakistan.
The Przewalski horse (Equus przewalski), a related equid with similar biology, also shows a peak of births between May and July (Volf 1996).
The Equid Ethogram: A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior.
Morphology of the infective larval stage of the equid parasite Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae), from houseflies (Musca domestica).
271-297, en: IUCN Equid Action Plan (PD Moehlman, ed.
1996: 52); in the unpublished report on Arroyo Saladillo, a large amount of domestic faunal remains are cited, especially in the trench infill, with bovid mandible remains, as well as long bones and ribcage remains, but ovicaprid and suid remains also being collected (10); in contrast, the amount of domestic animal remains found in Huerta del Cipres was very small, with scant remains of ovicaprids, pigs and possibly some type of equid (Cisneros, 2013: 313).
1) exposed in the northern shore of the lake produce some fossil mammals such as the equid Nannippus, which suggests a Blancan (Pliocene) age; a skeleton of Stegomastodon rexroadensis recovered from the bottom of the lake also is considered to be of Blancan age (Lucas, 2008).
Intertaxonomic variability in patterns of bone density and the differential representation of bovid, cervid, and equid elements in the archaeological record.
A survey of equid mitochondrial DNA: Implications for the evolution, genetic diversity and conservation of Equus.
The onager is an Asiatic wild ass and belongs to the equid family of hoofed animals, once found in abundance across the deserts of Mongolia, China and Iran.