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 eastern South 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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