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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Species Sheet

Dziggetai, Hemionus, Chiguetai, Asian Wild Ass, Asiatic Wild Ass

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Perissodactyla
  FAMILY   Equidae
   SUBFAMILY    Equinae
    SUBGENUS     Hemionus
       LATIN NAME      Equus hemionus
AUTHOR  Pallas, 1775
SYNONYMS  Asinus hemionus - 

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Formerly much of Mongolia, north to Transbaikalia (Asian Russia,), east to China, NE Neimenggu and possibly W Manchuria (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning), and west to Dzungarian Gate. Survives in SW and SC Mongolia and adjacent NW China in Xinjiang (Dzungaria,)
STATUS  CITES - Appendix I as E. h. hemionus, otherwise Appendix II, U.S. ESA - Endangered, IUCN 1996 : Vulnerable - IUCN 2009 : Endangered   A2abc+3bd


 Describ subspecies = ? ; Valid in taxonomy = 2
 Possible listed subspecies =
Equus hemionus bedfordi ?
Equus hemionus castaneus
Equus hemionus finschi ?
Equus hemionus hemionus
Equus hemionus luteus ?
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