The mystery of the 'stilt-legged' horses that roamed North America during the last ice age: DNA test finds they are not related to ANY living populations



Researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that roamed North America during the last ice age. 
The study on the thin-limbed, lightly built horses was based on an analysis of ancient DNA from fossils.
Before the study, the researchers thought the horse was related to the Asiatic wild ass, or another separate species belonging to the same genus as horses
However, the new results reveal that these horses were not closely related to any living population of horses. 
THE STILT-LEGGED HORSE - NOT REALLY A HORSE AFTER ALL The extinct stilt-legged horse was first... read more

 
28 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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