Pegasus (Equus volatilis amplus) is a winged horse, as described in Greek myth. It stands 1.8 meters at the shoulder and weighs 350 kilograms on average. Most pegasi have white or roan coats, although a single black pegasus has been reported. Its heavily feathered wings span to 7.5 meters on average. Unlike other horse forms like the Unicorn or Bayard, genetic typing has been unable to establish a pre-Awakening precursor or cousin of the pegasus and is only classified as Equus based on phenotype.
The Pegasus eats a considerable amount of vegetation, and has a dietary requirement for citrus fruits and apples. They typically congregate in loosely affiliated herds of 10-25 animals. After breeding for a couple of breeding seasons, older stallions typically live solitary lives. Foals can fly after six to eight months, and before then, one member of a breeding pair stays on the ground to care for the foal.
While capturing a pegasus is incredibly difficult due to their mobility (and illegal in some countries), a large black market exists for these winged horses. Wild populations have been reduced dramatically because of this, and the pegasus does not breed well in captivity, nor does it breed at all with ordinary horses or bayards. The Pegasus lives in the grasslands and plains of South Central Europe, mostly in Italy and Greece.