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Author(s): Mayer, T., Kispál, I., Cuisin, J. & Csorba, G.
Title: Type series of Equus quagga zambeziensis (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Equidae)
Year: 2013
Volume: 105
Pages: 247-257.

Abstract: The Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) is by far the most common species among the four species of zebras. Th e number of its accepted subspecies (including the extinct Quagga) varies between 6 and 7 although the publications enumerate diff erent names and show diff erent views regarding the synonyms. One of the subspecies with still controversial taxonomic position is zambeziensis; the authorship of the name is either attributed to Trouessart or Pražák. In this paper we overview the history of the discovery, description and taxonomic evaluation of the taxon, clarify the authorship and depict the four specimens of the type series. With 5 figures and 1 table.
Keywords: taxomony, subspecies, African mammals, Plains zebra
Subject: zoology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Merkl, O., Matskási, I. & Fuisz, T. I.