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New investigations on the taxonomy of the zebras genus Equus, subgenus Hippotigris

Groves, Colin; Bell, C

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Species and subspecies of zebras are examined using traditional (pelage and craniometric) taxonomic methods, including multivariate analysis. Mountain Zebras are split into two species, Equus zebra and Equus hartmannae, because they differ absolutely (100%); Burchell's or plains zebras, however, are placed in Equus quagga because there are no absolute differences. The subspecies of Equus quagga are revised; six subspecies are recognisable. E. zebra, E. hartmannae and E. grevyi are monotypic.

dc.contributor.authorGroves, Colin
dc.contributor.authorBell, C
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:06:12Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:06:12Z
dc.identifier.issn1616-5047
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/85918
dc.description.abstractSpecies and subspecies of zebras are examined using traditional (pelage and craniometric) taxonomic methods, including multivariate analysis. Mountain Zebras are split into two species, Equus zebra and Equus hartmannae, because they differ absolutely (100%); Burchell's or plains zebras, however, are placed in Equus quagga because there are no absolute differences. The subspecies of Equus quagga are revised; six subspecies are recognisable. E. zebra, E. hartmannae and E. grevyi are monotypic.
dc.publisherUrban & Fischer Verlag
dc.sourceMammalian Biology
dc.subjectKeywords: biometry; multivariate analysis; taxonomy; ungulate; Equidae; Equus; Equus burchellii; Equus grevyi; Equus quagga; Equus zebra; Ungulata Equus; Quagga; Taxonomy; Zebra
dc.titleNew investigations on the taxonomy of the zebras genus Equus, subgenus Hippotigris
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume69
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor060301 - Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub14607
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGroves, Colin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBell, C, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage182
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage196
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:04:18Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-4544270457
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