Hagerman Horse

Idaho State Fossil

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Hagerman horse fossils

Hagerman horse fossil skeletons; public domain image on Wikipedia.

Hagerman Horse Fossil

The Hagerman horse fossil was designated the official state fossil of Idaho in 1988. 3.5 million year old sediments at the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Idaho contain the world's richest known fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch (200 horse skeletons have been recovered at the Hagerman Fossil Beds, 20 of which are complete).

The Hagerman horse (Equus simplicidens) is the oldest known representative of the modern horse genus Equus (includes horses, donkeys, and zebras) and is believed to be more closely related to the living Grevy's zebra in Africa than our modern horse.

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Images

Fossil skull of Hagerman horse (Equus Simplicidens); photo by Claire H. on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Fossil skull of Hagerman horse

Videos

Hagerman Horse (Equus simplicidens) Skeleton, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho, USA