African wild ass
is an acrostic for awa.
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Definition of the noun african wild ass
What does african wild ass mean as a name of something?
- a wild ass of Africa
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The Book of Donkeys (2016)
A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and Training by Donna Campbell Smith
The African wild ass is the foundation for all domestic ...
Adventures in the Bone Trade (2006)
The Race to Discover Human Ancestors in Ethiopia’s Afar Depression by Jon Kalb
The African wild ass is a beautiful, lightning-swift animal that is as fast on an open plain as it is agile and fleet on rocky terrain. It is a blend of gray and tan on its upper body with a black mane, white underneath, and black stripes around its legs ...
The People's Natural History: Mammals. v. 2. Mammals (contin.) Birds. v. 3. Birds (contin.) Fishes. Reptiles. Insects (1905)
The AFRICAN WILD Ass is a fine animal, standing between 13 and l4hands at the shoulder. It lives in small herds or families of four or five individuals, and is not found in mountainous districts, but frequents low stony hills and arid ...
Mammals of Other Lands (1917)
by Charles John Cornish
The African Wild Ass is a fine animal, standing between i3 and i4 hands at the shoulder. It lives in small herds or families of four or five individuals, and is not found in mountainous districts, but frequents low stony hills and arid desert- wastes.
by Charles John Cornish, Frederick Courteney Selous, Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston, Sir Herbert Maxwell
The African Wild Ass is a fine animal, standing between 13 and 14 hands at the shoulder. It lives in small herds or families of four or five individuals, and is not found in mountainous districts, but frequents low stony hills and arid desert- wastes.
by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg
Wild ass Wild asses, sometimes classifed as a subgenus, Asinus, of the genus Equus, include the African wild ass (Equus africanus), the Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus) and the kiang (Equus kiang). There are separate entries for each of ...
The African wild ass (E. aiinvs), from Abyssinia, Nubia, and Somaliland, differs from the preceding by its greyer coloration, much longer ears, and the general presence of a dark stripe across the withers. It is evidently the ancestor of the ...
is often classified as a subspecies of its presumed wild ancestor, the African wild ass (Equus africanus). The fact that the horse is spread throughout the world, has been domesticated, is relatively easily ...
Encyclopedia of Deserts (1999)
by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)
The donkey, also referred to as jackass or burro, was domesticated from the North African wild ass (Equns asinus), possibly with some genetic contributions from the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus) in the Middle East. (There is no difference ...
by Hope B. Werness
The sub- genus Asinus includes the African wild ass, the domestic donkey, or burro, the creature's name in Spanish, as well as the ASS Left: Early Christian sarcophagus cover showing the Nativity, early. 20 » » » ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANIMAL ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
The African wild ass. or true ass (Equus asinus) is bluish gray to fawn; the Asiatic wild ass, or half-ass (E. hemionus) is reddish to yellow- gray. The half-ass differs from the true ass in that it has extremely long, slender legs, shorter ears, and ...
by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby
The African wild ass (Eguus usinuz) is very distinct. It is larger than the Asiatic species, reaching 4 feet 8 inches, or 14 hands, in height, and in color is always bluish or else creamy, with no tinge of red; the muzzle, throat, and ...
An Ígálá-English Lexicon (2015)
A Bilingual Dictionary With Notes on Igala Language, History, Culture and Priest-Kings by John Idakwoji
African wild ass. (Sci.) Equus africanus. Etuobó (etu, O 'bó) un, title held by the Muslims who came to settle in Igalaland in the olden ...
Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm
The African wild ass (E. asinus) is the parent of the domesticated breed, and is a long-eared grey animal, with no forelock, and either a shoulder-stripe or dark barrings on the legs. There are two races, of which the Nubian E. a. africanus is the ...
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African Wild Ass
The African wild ass is one of only seven surviving species of equids (horse family). Of these seven species, five are threatened or endangered. The smallest member of the horse family, the African wild ass stands about 4.5 feet (1.5 meters) tall at the shoulders and weighs about 550 to 600 pounds (250 to 275 kilograms).
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