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Mammalia > Perissodactyla > Equidae > Equus

Equus hemionus Pallas, 1775 – Asiatic Wild Ass

Taxonomic Notes:

Out of its 4 extant subspecies of this species Equus hemionus khur is distributed in India It is called as Indian Wild Ass

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ( 

Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

Indian Wild Ass is distributed only in saline desert of western India in Gujarat. It is found in Greater Rann of Kutch. It is well adapted to highly saline conditions. It is grazer as well as browser that largely feed on grasses and Prosopis.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ( 

According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species stable. It is estimated tohave about 28,000 mature individuals surviving in wild. Although its population is stable, its habitat is prone to several human activities such as mining, residential and commercial development.

Mammalia > Perissodactyla > Equidae > Equus

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2023. Equus hemionus Pallas, 1775 – Asiatic Wild Ass. A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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