Plains 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 occurred 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 Equus quagga because the name quagga has precedence.

Equiidae -- Horse Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 19 Dec. 2010,
updated 20 Nov. 2018.