Maneless zebra

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Maneless zebra
Maneless zebras at Kidepo Valley NP - Uganda.jpg
Maneless zebras at Kidepo Valley National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris
Species: E. quagga
Subspecies: E. q. borensis
Trinomial name
Equus quagga borensis
Lönnberg, 1921[1]

The maneless zebra (Equus quagga borensis) is a subspecies of the plains zebra, spread over the northern parts of eastern Africa. It ranges in north-west Kenya, from Guas ngishu and Lake Baringo to the Karamoja district of Uganda. It is also found in the south-east Sudan, east of the Nile River, for example in Boma National Park. The northern border of the subspecies range at 32°N marks the northern limit of the whole species.[2]

Maneless zebra (Equus quagga borensis) in Liberec Zoo

The maneless zebra was first described in 1954 by Tony Henley, then a Ranger in the Game Department of the Uganda Protectorate based in Moroto and in charge of Karamoja District.[3][4] Recently the animals in the Kidepo Valley National Park have been studied by the Kidepo Wildlife Foundation.

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  • Hack, M.A; Lorenzen, E (2011). "Equus quagga". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  • Groves, Colin; Peter Grubb (2011). Ungulate Taxonomy. JHU Press. ISBN 9781421403298. 
  • Kinloch, Bruce (1972). The shamba raiders : memories of a game warden. (2 ed.). Hampshire: Ashford. ISBN 9781852530358. 
  • "Säugetierkundliche Mitteilungen". Säugetierkundliche Mitteilungen 25: 228. 1977-01-21. 
  • Zoological Society of London (1965). "Transactions of the Zoological Society of London". London: Zoological Society of London by Academic Press. 

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