Grevy's Zebra, Equus grevyi
April 2010

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TAXONOMY & NOMENCLATURE
(Churcher 1993) (Eisenmann 1992) (Groves & Ryder 2000) (Groves & Bell 2004) (Forstén 1988) (Froehlich 1999) (Hooker 2008) (ITIS reviewed 2004) (Marean & Gifford-Gonzales 1991) (Oakenfull et al 2000) (Ryder 2009) (Steiner & Ryder 2011) (Weinstock et al. 2005) (Wilson & Reeder 2005)

Describer (Date): Oustalet, 1882.

Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia
             Order: Perissodactyla (horse, rhino, tapir)
                          Family: Equidae (horse, ass, zebra)
                                 Genus: Equus (only remaining genus in family)
                                        Species: Equus grevyi - Grevy's Zebra
                                        Species: Equus burchellii - Plains, Burchell's, or Common Zebra
                                        Species: Equus zebra - Mountain or Hartmann's Zebra
                                        Species: Equus quagga - Extinct quagga
                                        Species: Equus asinus - Domestic donkey (or burro, or ass)
                                        Species: Equus africanus - African Wild Ass
                                             Subspecies: Equus africanus africanus - Nubian Wild Ass
                                             Subspecies: Equus africanus somaliensis - Somali Wild Ass
                                        Species: Equus hemionus - Asian Wild ass
                                        Species: Equus onager - Onager
                                        Species: Equus kiang - Tibetan Wild Ass
                                        Species: Equus ferus - Wild horse
                                            Subspecies: Equus ferus przewalskii - Prezwalski's Wild Horse
                                        Species: Equus caballus - Domestic horse
                         Family: Tapiridae (tapir)
                         Family: Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceras)

Taxonomic History and Nomenclature Evolutionary History

DISTRIBUTION & HABITAT
(Churcher 1993) (Estes 1991) (Ginsberg 1989) (Kenya's National Grevy's Zebra Task Force 2008) (Moehlman et al 2008) (Sundaresan et al 2007)(Williams 2002)

Distribution (Williams 2002)

Habitat:

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
(Churcher 1993) (Estes 1991) (Gould 1981) (Kingdon 1979, 2001) (Klingel 1990) (Ruxton 2002)

Body Weight: Males - up to about 451kg (994 lb); Females - 350 kg (772 lb) (Churcher 1993)
Head and Body Length: 2.5-3.0 m (8.2-9.8 ft)
Shoulder Height: Average 1.35 m (4.4 ft)
Tail Length: 55 cm (22 in)

General Pelage Sexual Dimorphism Other Physical Characteristics

BEHAVIOR & ECOLOGY
(Churcher 1993) (Estes 1991) (Kingdon 1979) (Klingel 1974, 1990) (Groves 1974) (MacClintock 1976) (Moehlman et al 2008)


Activity Cycle (Churcher 1993) Territory Size (Moehlman et al 2008) Social Groups (Klingel 1974)

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