Equus quagga ssp. quagga


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Equus quagga ssp. quagga
Species Authority: Boddaert, 1785
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Quagga
Taxonomic Notes: The extinct Quagga is now considered to be a subspecies of the Plains Zebra based mainly on genetic evidence (e.g. Higuchi et al. 1984, Leonard et al. 2005; although see Bennett 1980, Klein and Cruz-Uribe 1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hack, M.A., East, R. & Rubenstein, D.I.
Reviewer(s): Moehlman, P.D. (Equid Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
The true Quagga has been extinct since the end of the 19th century, when the last individual died in the Amsterdam Zoo in 1883.
2002 Extinct
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Extinct (IUCN 1990)
1988 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Extinct (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Hack, M.A., East, R. & Rubenstein, D.I. 2008. Equus quagga ssp. quagga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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