The plains zebra (Equus quagga, umwhile Equus burchelli), cried the common zebra or Burchell's zebra an aa, is the maist common an geografically widespread species o zebra.[2] It ranges frae the sooth o Ethiopie throu East Africae tae as far sooth as Botswana an eastren Sooth Africae. The plains zebra remains common in game reserves, but is threatened bi human activities such as huntin for its meat an hide, as well as competeetion wi fermstockin an encroachment bi fairmin on much o its habitat.

Plains zebra
Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) at Etosha Naitional Pairk, Namibie
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Faimily: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris
Species: E. quagga
Binomial name
Equus quagga
Boddaert, 1785

E. q. quagga
E. q. burchellii
E. q. boehmi
E. q. borensis
E. q. chapmani
E. q. crawshayi
E. q. selousi

Plains zebra range
  • Equus burchelli (Gray, 1824) [orth. error]
  • Equus burchellii Schinz, 1845


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  2. Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Perissodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 630. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)