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Horse Female Skull Replica measures 21.6 inches. Horse Female Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Equus caballus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The horse or Equus caballus is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. They have evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into the large, single-toed animal of today.
Horses or Equus caballus are adapted to run, allowing them to quickly escape predators, possessing an excellent sense of balance and a strong fight-or-flight response. Related to this need to flee from predators in the wild is an unusual trait, they are able to sleep both standing up and lying down.
The female horse or Equus caballus, called mares, carry their young for approximately 11 months, and a young horse, called a foal, can stand and run shortly following birth. Most domesticated horses begin training under saddle or in harness between the ages of two and four. They reach full adult development by age five, and have an average lifespan of between 25 and 30 years.
Equus caballus skeleton averages 205 bones. The forelimbs are attached to the spinal column by a powerful set of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that attach the shoulder blade to the torso. The body part that is called a horse’s “knee” is actually made up of the carpal bones.
In an adult Equus caballus, there are 12 incisors at the front of the mouth, adapted to biting off the grass or other vegetation. Equus caballus have 24 teeth adapted for chewing, the premolars and molars, at the back of the mouth.
Stallions and geldings have four additional teeth just behind the incisors, a type of canine teeth called “tushes”. Some horses will develop one to four very small vestigial teeth in front of the molars, known as wolf teeth, which are generally removed because they can interfere with the bit.
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