Hoofed Mammals Differences
in the order hoofed mammals, horses and zebras are both in
it, what is the difference between those two groups beside their appearance?
See this web site for some information.
Horses and zebras are the same order, family, and genus, and so are
very closely related.
Hoofed mammals are ungluates. They are split into 2 orders, the
cetartiodactyla and Perissodactyla. It is the arrangment of the toes
that differ between the two orders. The order Perrissodactyla contains
the family group Equidae (horses) which contain horses and zebras
among others. Besides the stripes, zebras are closer to donkeys in
that their ears stand up, they have a stiff mane and short, stiff tail
hair. They also bray like a donkey! One of the biggest differences is
that zebras are found only in Africa, whereas various breeds of horses
can be found all over the world.
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Update: June 2012