Crawshay's zebra

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Crawshay's zebra
three Crawshay's zebras grazing
Equus quagga crawshayi in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris
Species: E. quagga
Subspecies: E. q. crawshayi
Trinomial name
Equus quagga crawshayi

The Crawshay's zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi) is a subspecies of the plains zebra. It is native to eastern Zambia, east of the Luangwa River, Malawi, southeastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique south to the Gorongoza District.[1] Crawshay's zebras can be distinguished from other subspecies of plains zebras in that its lower incisors lack an infundibulum.[2] The Crawshay's zebra has very narrow stripes compared to other forms of the Plains zebra.


  1. ^ Hack, M.A & Lorenzen, E. 2008. Equus quagga. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Downloaded on 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ Groves, Colin P. (1974). Horses, Asses and Zebras in the Wild. Hollywood, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. OCLC 1161292.