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Equus asinus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180690

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Asinus vulgaris Gray, 1824
 
    Equus asinus asinus Linnaeus, 1758
 
    Equus asinus palaestinae Ducos, 1968
 
    Equus africanus asinus Linnaeus, 1758
 
  Common Name(s): burro [English]
 
    feral burro [English]
 
    Donkey [English]
 
    Wild Ass [English]
 
    Ass [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderPerissodactyla Owen, 1848 – antas, Odd-toed Ungulates  
                                  FamilyEquidae Gray, 1821 – Asses, Horses, Zebras  
                                     GenusEquus Linnaeus, 1758 – Horses  
                                        SubgenusEquus (Asinus) Gray, 1824 – Asses  
                                           SpeciesEquus asinus Linnaeus, 1758 – burro, feral burro, Donkey, Wild Ass, Ass  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Equus asinus    
       
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Equus asinus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Equus asinus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Equus asinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Grinder, Martha I., Paul R. Krausman, and Robert S. Hoffmann  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Equus asinus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 794   
  Page(s): 1-9   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1545-1410   
  Notes: See also ICZN Opinion 2027 (Mar. 2003). Available online at http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/VHAYSSEN/msi/default.html   
  Reference for: Equus asinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Groves, Colin, and Peter Grubb  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ungulate Taxonomy   
  Page(s): ix + 317   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0093-6   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Equus asinus, Ass [English], burro [English], Donkey [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: OPINION 2027 (Case 3010): Usage of 17 specific names based on wild species which are pre-dated by or contemporary with those based on domestic animals (Lepidoptera, Osteichthyes, Mammalia): conserved   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 60, part 1   
  Page(s): 81-84   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34357823   
  Reference for: Equus asinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Equus asinus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2000   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Equus asinus, Ass [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Equus asinus, Ass [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Australia  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
    North America  
    Oceania  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: See Groves & Grubb (2011: 8 & 13-14). The diverse origins of domestic donkeys are discussed, the scientific name applicable to the domestic donkey, as a species, is provided, and it is noted that it is believed to be derived from Equus africanus  
 

 

   

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