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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Perissodactyla — horses and related animals, all genera of which are extinct, except Equus.


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Equus +‎ -idae


  • Equidae is then grouped with two other families, the rhinoceroses and the tapirs, to make up an "order," Perissodactyla, the odd-toed ungulates.

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  • The horse is of the family Equidae that includes the ass, zebra, etc.

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  • Likewise you stay alongside Griselda as the full horrors of the life of the horses in post-war Cairo are revealed and her search for Philomena becomes increasingly desperate, with it comes that complete understanding for those of us not quite so devoted to family Equidae.

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  • Look, remember this, here I am a keen rider forging links with Family Equidae.

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  • Related genera, such as the asses and onagers, are grouped together into "families" -- in this case, the Family Equidae.

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  • Equidae, for example, are almost exclusively used monofunctionally, as there is normally no demand for their meat (compare Harris, 1988).

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  • Another ligament, peculiar to Equidae -- the accessory (pubiofemoral) -- is attached to the head of the femur near the round ligament and passes through the cotyloid notch and along the under side of the pubis.

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  • 'In nomine patrica, Aragueaco Petrica, Gastellaco Ianicot, Equidae ipordian pot,' 'au nom de Patrique, petrique d'Arragon.

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  • The family Equidae, comprising the living horse, asses, and zebras, differ widely from all other mammals in the peculiar structure of the feet, all of which terminate in a single large toe forming the hoof.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • We thus see that the Equidae differ very widely in structure from most other mammals.

    Darwinism (1889)


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