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The nomenclature of the African wild ass

Groves, Colin; Smeenk, Chris


The 19th-century reports on the occurrence and identity of wild asses in North-East Africa are reviewed, as well as the names applied in various publications by Fitzinger and von Heuglin, respectively. The first published name for the African wild ass, Asinus africanus Fitzinger, 1858, is a nomen nudum. The name Equus taeniopus von Heuglin, 1861 is rejected as indeterminable, as it is based on an animal that cannot be identified and may have been a hybrid between a domestic donkey and a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Zoologische Mededelingen


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