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Equus quagga quagga Boddaert, 1785:160

Quagga, iqwara (Xhosa), kwagga (Afrikaans)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Equus burchelli quagga Boddaert, 1785:160; couagga Desmarest, 1822; danielli Pocock, 1904; greyi Lydekker, 1902; lorenzi Lydekker, 1902; qouagga Lesson, 1827; quaccha Gray, 1827; trouessarti Camerano, 1908


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872 (Gippoliti et al. 2017); 12 August 1883 (Willoughby, 1966)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



South Africa


Biology & Ecology




The Grant Museum of Zoology:

Z581 (mounted skeleton; female)






Original scientific description:

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