The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a subgenus of perissodactyls of the genus Equus; it is represented by the Asiatic wild ass. A number of zoologists include the Asiatic wild ass in the subgenus Equus; some treat them as an independent genus.
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