Hartmann's mountain zebra

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Hartmann's mountain zebra
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Hartmann’s mountain zebra
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris
Species: Equus zebra
Subspecies: Equus zebra hartmannae
Trinomial name
Equus zebra hartmannae
(Matschie, 1898)
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Range map of Equus zebra hartmannae and Equus zebra zebra

Hartmann's mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) is a subspecies of the mountain zebra found in far south-western Angola and western Namibia. Hartmann's mountain zebras prefer to live in small groups of 7-12 individuals. They are agile climbers and are able to live in arid conditions and steep mountainous country.

It has been argued that Hartmann's mountain zebra should be considered a separate species from the Cape mountain zebra, but this is not supported by genetic evidence (see Mountain zebra#Taxonomy). Consequently, it is considered a subspecies in Mammal Species of the World.[2]

A Hartmann's mountain zebra with a Barbary sheep behind it, in captivity at Ueno Zoo, Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novellie, P. 2008. Equus zebra ssp. hartmannae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 January 2013.
  2. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.