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LC control 85039046
LC classificationSF361 SF361.73
Topical headingDonkeys
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Variant(s)Ass, Small
Domestic ass
Equus africanus asinus
Equus asinus asinus
See alsoAfrican wild ass
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Found inMammal species of the world, via WWW, May 19, 2010 (Equus asinus. Common Name: Ass; domesticated worldwide; three subspecies: asinus; africanus; somalicus; the domestic ass may represent a subspecies E. asinus asinus, now extinct in the wild and not synonymous with E. a. africanus)
Mammalian species, no. 794 (2006), via WWW, viewed May 19, 2010: p. 1-2 (Equus asinus - Wild Ass. Four subspecies of E. asinus are recognized. E. a. africanus may have been recently exterminated; wild populations of E. a. asinus disappeared within historic time, and E. a. melkiensis disappeared in early Holocene) p. 5 (Equus asinus is the progenitor of the domestic donkey or feral burro. All domesticated feral burros that have been mated with wild E. asinus produce fertile offspring. The domestic male E. asinus is commonly bred with the female E. caballus to produce the usually sterile mule. The female E. asinus is less commonly bred with the male E. caballus to produce the usually sterile hinny)
Wikipedia, May 19, 2010: Donkey (The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African Wild Ass, E. africanus. In the western United States, a small donkey is sometimes called a burro)
Wikipedia, May 19, 2010: African wild ass (The African Wild Ass, Equus africanus, is a wild member of the horse family, Equidae. This species is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic donkey which is usually placed within the same species; if one species is recognized, the correct scientific name of the Donkey is E. africanus asinus)