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quagga (kwăg´ə), extinct type of zebra. It formerly inhabited open plains in S Africa, where its range overlapped that of the common zebra (Equus burchelli). Its coat was sandy brown and its legs and tail whitish; only its head, neck, and shoulders were dark-striped. Living in herds and competing with domestic sheep for grass, quaggas were exterminated in the 19th cent.; the last died in 1883 in the Amsterdam Zoo. Recent analyses of DNA (genetic material) from a museum specimen indicate that the quagga is almost certainly a variant of the common zebra rather than a separate species (E. quagga) as was once believed. Quaggas are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Perissodactyla, family Equidae.

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quag·ga / ˈkwagə/ • n. an extinct South African zebra (Equus quagga) that had a yellowish-brown coat with darker stripes, exterminated in 1883.

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quagga extinct S. Afr. animal allied to the ass and the zebra. XVIII. Said to be orig. Hottentot, but now Xhosa in the form iqwara.

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