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Identifier: horseitsrelative00lydeuoft (find matches)
Title: The horse and its relatives
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915
Subjects: Donkeys Equidae Horses Zebras
Publisher: New York : MacMillan
Contributing Library: Gerstein - University of Toronto
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proxi-mates to the zebra and Gravys zebra, from bothof which it differs by the stripes on the hind-quarters adjacent to the dorsal stripe runningparallel with the latter in the direction of the tail,as in the bontequagga, instead of at right angles.Consequently, the gridiron-pattern of the truezebra, and the concentric stripe arrangement ofGravys zebra in this region are wanting. In thegeneral build, as well as in the shape of the head andears, Foas zebra is nearer to the bontequagga thanto either of the other two species ; this being borneout by the fact that the body-stripes meet the stripetraversing the middle line of the under surface.The legs are barred to the fetlocks, and the pasternsblack. By Mr. Pocock ^ Foas zebra is regarded asrelated to the Nyasa bontequagga, E. b. crawshayi.The marked difference between the markings ofFoas zebra and the Masai bontequagga is wellexhibited in plate xix. Although, as mentioned above, the title of typical ^ Harmsworth Natural History^ p. 789.
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ZEBRAS AND QUAGGAS 211 or true zebra properly belongs to Grevys zebra ofAbyssinia and Somaliland, it is applied by natura-lists to the species inhabiting the mountains of CapeColony, the Equus zebra of Linnaeus and the wilde-paard ( = wild horse) of the Boers. From the othermembers of the striped group this species (pi. xx.fig. i) is distinguishable at a glance by its more ass-like appearance—especially the relatively greatlength of the narrow ears—and the full developmentof a gridiron-like pattern of transverse stripes onthe hind-quarters above the tail. The stripes arewhite on a black ground. In addition to thesefeatures, the species is characterised by the hairson the middle of the back, from the withers tothe rump, being directed forwards instead ofbackwards. The tail-tuft is less developed thanin other species, and the hoofs are narrower.With the exception of those of the hind-quarters,which on the sides are very broad and separatedby light intervals of approximately similar

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  • booksubject:Donkeys
  • booksubject:Equidae
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  • booksubject:Zebras
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  • bookcontributor:Gerstein___University_of_Toronto
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