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Equus caballus

Basic information
Scientific name Equus caballus

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Common names Horse
Higher taxon Equidae, Perissodactyla, Mammalia
Natural range West Asia, Europe.
Habitat Grass land
Invasion information
Range in Japan Miyazaki Pref., Yururijima Is., Hokkaido. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Old (—1400).
Route Deliberate introduction (for domestic animal).
Impact Competition against native species.
Native organism(s) affected: Potentially: Competition with other herbivorous mammals (Actually in other country).
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Mongolia. Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Iran, Sri Lanka, Lesser Sundas (Flores and Rintja), Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Hispaniola, Canada, USA (incl. Hawaiian Isls), Galapagos and probably other oceanic islands. etc. Domesticated worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Izawa et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 2 Mammals II. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Long (2003) Introduced Mammals of the World: Their History, Distribution, and Influence. CABI Publishing.
  • Wilson & Reeder (eds) (2005) Mammal Species of the World 3rd ed. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (Accessed on 2009-12-04)