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Hartmann's Mountain Zebra

Hartmann's Mountain Zebra
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Hartmann’s mountain zebra
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Hippotigris
Species: Equus zebra
Subspecies: E. z. hartmannae
Trinomial name
Equus zebra hartmannae
(Matschie, 1898)
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Range map (includes range of E. z. zebra)

Hartmann's mountain zebra, Equus zebra hartmannae, is a subspecies of the mountain zebra found in far south-western Angola and western Namibia. Hartmann's mountain zebras prefer to live in small groups of 7-12 individuals. They are agile climbers and are able to live in arid conditions and steep mountainous country.

It has been argued that Hartmann's mountain zebra should be considered a separate species from the Cape Mountain Zebra, but this is not supported by genetic evidence (see Taxonomy of the Mountain zebra). Consequently, it was "only" considered a subspecies in Mammal Species of the World.[1]

References

  1. Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3. 




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