Equus hemionus ssp. hemippus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Equus hemionus ssp. hemippus
Species Authority: I. Geoffroy, 1855
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Syrian Wild Ass
Equus hemippus I. Geoffroy, 1855
Taxonomic Notes: Grubb in Wilson and Reeder (1993) treated this as E. onager hemippus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2002
Date Assessed: 2002-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Moehlman, P. & Feh, C. (Equid Specialist Group)
Reviewer(s): Feh, C. & Tatin, L. (Equid Red List Authority)
Equus hemionus hemippus formerly occupied the region from Palestine to Iraq (Nowak 1999). The species became extinct when the last known captive animal died in the Vienna Zoo in 1927 (Groves 1974, Clark and Duncan 1992) and the last wild animals disappeared at around the same time (Harrison 1968).
1996 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Regionally extinct:
Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Moehlman, P. & Feh, C. (Equid Specialist Group) 2002. Equus hemionus ssp. hemippus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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