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Burchell's Zebra

Equus quagga burchelli

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga burchelli photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Nairobi National Park in Kenya. 3 October 2010.

The Quagga was a subspecies of the common zebra that formerly occured in southern Africa, but is now extinct. Now that genetic and taxonomic evidence has convinced some that Burchell's Zebra is also a subspecies of the common zebra the species name now becomes Equas quagga because the name quagga has precedence.

Equiidae -- Horse Family

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