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Equus africanus africanus  Heuglin and Fitzinger, 1866
Taxonomic Serial No.: 926234

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Asinus africanus Fitzinger, 1858
 
    Equus asinus africanus Heuglin and Fitzinger, 1866
 
    Asinus asinus dianae Dollman, 1935
 
  Common Name(s): Nubian Wild Ass [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  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 africanus Heuglin and Fitzinger, 1866 – African wild ass, Ass, Wild Ass  
                                              SubspeciesEquus africanus africanus Heuglin and Fitzinger, 1866 – Nubian Wild Ass  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Groves, Colin, and Peter Grubb  
  Publication Date: 2011   
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  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   
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  Reference for: Equus africanus africanus, Nubian Wild Ass [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   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34357823   
  Reference for: Equus africanus africanus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  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   
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  Reference for: Equus africanus africanus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: ITIS defers to Wilson & Reeder (eds., 2005) on the correct name for a species when the choice is between an older name based on a domestic form and a younger name based on a wild form. ICZN Opinion 2027 (3/2003) sought to resolve this, but by itself the Ruling contained in that Opinion effectively says that it cannot be based on priority. More explicit guidance is found in the "History of Case 3010" section of the Opinion, but ITIS has been advised that only the Ruling section is binding. Thus, there is no basis upon which to select the valid name  
 

 

   

 
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