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Equus quagga (quagga; Plains Zebra)

Wikipedia Abstract

The plains zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus burchellii), also known as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra, or locally as the "quagga" (not to be confused with the extinct subspecies), is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. It ranges from the south of Ethiopia through East Africa to as far south as Botswana and eastern South Africa. The plains zebra remains common in game reserves, but is threatened by human activities such as hunting for its meat and hide, as well as competition with livestock and encroachment by farming on much of its habitat.
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Infraspecies

Equus quagga boehmi (Grant's Zebra)
Equus quagga borensis (Half-maned Zebra)
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra) (Attributes)
Equus quagga chapmani (Chapman's Zebra)
Equus quagga crawshayi (Crawshay's Zebra)
Equus quagga quagga (Quagga)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.62
EDGE Score: 2.61

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  881.85 lbs (400.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kora National Park II 409762 Kenya

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel Grass)[3]
Themeda triandra (red grass)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aepyceros melampus (impala)2
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)1
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Connochaetes taurinus (blue wildebeest)2
Equus grevyi (Grevy's zebra)1
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)1
Equus zebra (mountain zebra)1
Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Ourebia ourebi (oribi)1
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)2
Stigmochelys pardalis (Leopard Tortoise)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Syncerus caffer (African buffalo)2

Predators

Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)[4]
Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[3]
Panthera leo (Lion)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Gastrodiscus aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Out of Africa Wildlife Parkboehmi
 burchellii

Range Map

Africa;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Who's Eating Who
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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