Cavallo (Equus sp.)
Reconstructive drawing (T. D’Este)

Equus sp.

The wild horse populated steppes and prairies of Europe and Asia. Herbivorous animal, it lived wild in herds. Rather small in size, it was robust in shapes, with a massive head, small ears, and with a flashy, dense mane of ever-erect hair. The fur was probably short. It appears in Europe about 200,000 years ago. Only two "wild" and never tamed groups of horses survived up to historical times: the Eurasian Tarpan or Wild horse (Equus ferus ferus), native to Europe and Asia, and the Przewalski horse or Mongolian wild horse, originating in Central Asia. The Tarpan disappeared at the end of the 19th century, while some Przewalski horse specimens currently live in Mongolia.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala Espositiva

Inside the showcases located in the exhibition room, some of the more than 2000 fossil remains, found during excavation and representing the identified species, were placed.

Fossil remains of Zelkova crenata, Tree of Judah and Laurel was discovered in the deposit. Fossil remains of Zelkova leaves are exposed.