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Equus africanus (African wild ass)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Taxonomy
Asinus africanus was named by Heuglin and Fitzinger (1866) [lectotype designated by Groves and Smeenk 2007]. It is extant. Its type specimen is MNS 32026.

It was recombined as Equus asinus africanus by Lydekker (1904); it was recombined as Equus africanus by Matschie (1894), Beja-Pereira et al. (2004) and Groves and Smeenk (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Asinus africanus Heuglin and Fitzinger
1894Equus africanus Matschie
1904Equus asinus africanus Lydekker
2004Equus africanus Beja-Pereira et al. p. 1781
2007Equus africanus Groves and Smeenk p. 121

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
suborderLophodontomorpha
infraorderEuperissodactyla
Hippomorpha
superfamilyEquoidea
familyEquidae
subfamilyEquinaeSteinmann and Döderlein 1890
tribeEquini
genusEquus
speciesafricanus(Heuglin and Fitzinger 1866)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available