Quagga - the unstriped zebra

Quagga - the unstriped zebra

Observation - Quagga - the unstriped zebra - Southern Africa. Description:

Reference observation for the extinction collection: http://www.ispotnature.org/projects/extinct
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The plight of the Quagga is well documented. Wiki is quite reliable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quagga
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The Quagga was the southernmost distributed Plains Zebra, occurring south of the Orange River. Its habitat was the grasslands of the Grassveld and Nama Karoo in the EC, NC, WC, FS.
It went extinct during the 1870s, and the last captive animal died in Amsterdam in 1873.
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Concepts have oscillated between it being a species or subspecies, and the current consensus is that it was a subspecies and thus amenable to "recreation" by selecting those Quagga-like morphs of the Plains Zebra Equus quagga subsp. antiquorum (often known as subspecies burchellii or Burchells Zebra).
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See also:
http://www.wired.com/2009/08/dayintech_0812/
http://messybeast.com/extinct/quagga.htm
http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/10/13/quagga-can-an-extinct-animal-be-bred-back-into-existence/