Horses for courses


Left lateral view of the whole horse skeleton, from the Handbook of Animal Anatomy for Artists (1898, 1911-25), by Wilhelm Ellenberger, Hermann Baum and Hermann Dittrich. From the Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections (via BibliOdyssey).

I’ve just submitted this fantastic post about the evolution of the horse, by Brian Switek, for inclusion in Open Lab 2007, the anthology of the best science blogging of the year that will be published in January.


  1. #1 coturnix
    October 6, 2007

    I have a modern reprint of George Stubbs’ Anatomy of the Horse. It is soooo cool!

  2. #2 Laelaps
    October 6, 2007

    Thank you so much for the nomination! Unfortunately I’m not as well-versed in horse evolution as I’d like (i.e. the radiation of grazers vs. browsers) but I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

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