quagga

Definitions:

  • An equid <em>(Equus quagga</em> subsp. <em>quagga)</em> of southern Africa, extinct since the late 1800s. It was brownish with stripes only on the head, neck, and front of the body.
  • An African solidungulate quadruped of the horse family, <em>Equus</em> or <em>Hippotigris quagga</em>, related to the ass and zebra, but not fully striped like the latter, not being banded on the hind quarters and legs.
  • Burchell's zebra, <em>Equus</em> or <em>Hippotigris burchelli</em>, closely related to the above, but striped throughout like the zebra: more fully called <internalXref urlencoded="bonte-quagga">bonte-quagga</internalXref>. See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="dauw">dauw</internalXref>.
  • A South African wild ass (<spn>Equus quagga</spn> syn. <spn>Hippotigris quagga</spn>). The upper parts are reddish brown, becoming paler behind and behind and beneath, with dark stripes on the face, neck, and fore part of the body. The species became extinct in the late 1800's, largely due to excessive hunting.
  • A southern African subspecies of <xref>zebra</xref>, Equus quagga quagga, <xref>extinct</xref> since 1883. The upper parts are reddish brown, becoming paler behind and beneath, with dark stripes on the face, neck, and fore part of the body. Taxonomic name: <xref>Equus quagga</xref>.
  • mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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