Plains zebra

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Plains zebra
Equus quagga burchellii - Etosha, 2014.jpg
Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) at Etosha Naitional Pairk, Namibie
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Faimily: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris
Species: E. quagga
Binomial name
Equus quagga
Boddaert, 1785
Subspecies

E. q. quagga
E. q. burchellii
E. q. boehmi
E. q. borensis
E. q. chapmani
E. q. crawshayi
E. q. selousi

Plains Zebra area.png
Plains zebra range
Synonyms[1]
  • Equus burchelli (Gray, 1824) [orth. error]
  • Equus burchellii Schinz, 1845

The plains zebra (Equus quagga, umwhile Equus burchelli), an aa kent as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra, is the maist common an geografically widespread species o zebra.[2] It ranges frae the sooth o Ethiopie throu East Africae tae as far sooth as Botswana an eastren Sooth Africae. The plains zebra remains common in game reserves, but is threatened bi human activities such as huntin for its meat an hide, as well as competeetion wi fermstockin an encroachment bi fairmin on much o its habitat.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 King, S.R.B. & Moehlman, P.D. (2016). "Equus quagga". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T41013A45172424. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T41013A45172424.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  2. Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Perissodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 630. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.