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Hagerman horses (Equus simplicidens), also called thernHagerman zebras or the American zebras, were a North American species of equinernfrom the Pliocene epoch and the Pleistocene epoch. It is one of the oldestrnhorses of the genus Equus and was discovered in 1928 in Hagerman, Idaho - it isrnthe state fossil of Idaho.


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Hagerman horses first appeared about 3.5 million years ago. Theyrnwere approximately 110 - 145 centimeters (43 -57 inches) tall at the shoulder. Theyrnweighed between 110 and 385 kilograms (243 and 849 pounds). An average Hagermanrnhorse was about the same size as an Arabian horse. They also were relativelyrnstocky with a straight shoulder and thick neck, like a zebra, and a short,rnnarrow, donkey-like skull.


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Hagerman horses probably lived in grasslands andrnfloodplains, which is what Hagerman, ID, was like 4 -3 million years ago. NativernNorth American horses became extinct about 10,000 years ago, at the same timernas many other large-bodied species of the period.

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