Chapman's zebra

Chap·​man's zebra | \ -mən(z)ˈzē- \

Definition of Chapman's zebra

: a variety (Equus burchelli chapmanni) of the Burchell's zebra distinguished by distinct shadow striping on the body and largely restricted to northern Bechuanaland and western Matabeleland — compare grant's zebra

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History and Etymology for Chapman's zebra

after James Chapman †1872 English traveler in Africa

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“Chapman's zebra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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