Przewalskis horse

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Przewalski's horse (Mongolian wild horse) Only surviving species of the original wild horse, found in Mongolia and Sinkiang. It is small and stocky with an erect black mane. Its red-brown coat has a darker line on the back and shoulders and leg stripes. Height: to 1.5m (4.8ft) at the shoulder. Family Equidae; species Equus caballus przewalskii.

Przewalski's horse

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Przewalski's horse a stocky wild Mongolian horse with a dun-coloured coat and a dark brown erect mane, now extinct in the wild. It is the only true wild horse, and is the ancestor of the domestic horse. It is named after Nikolai M. Przheval′sky (1839–88), Russian explorer.

Przewalski's horse

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Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) See EQUIDAE.