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Equidae

a family of mammals, members of which have a single functional digit although the second and third digits persist as splint bones. Includes horses, wild horses, asses (donkeys) and zebras. Quaggas were a member of the family but are now extinct.
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asinus has prompted a series of position statements from at least one conservation group (Sierra Club 2006) that include a call for the elimination of the burro from national parks and monuments, and from other public lands where it poses a threat to rare, endangered, threatened, or endemic species of plants and animals.
asinus populations is found within a 2-km radius of water, and about 98 % of the E.
The alternative title asinus aureus would then have an analogy to the titles of the old Atellanae Fabulae where the second member of the phrase introduced a surprise twist, putting the clown in unlikely roles, e.
18,18,1 Apuleius in libris, quos asini aurei titulo inscripsit, sibi ipsi accidi-sse, ut accepto ueneno humano animo permanente asinus fieret.
58) Asinus kann naturlich auch ubertragen einen torichten Menschen bezeichnen, s.
In Plautus' "Comedy of Asses," its title alone suggesting the Asinus Aureus, the cheating husband Demaenetus and his son recline at table, drinking and cavorting with a prostitute, and the Plautine wife Artemona eavesdrops on them, apparently through a window of the house, and eventually bursts in on them much like Apuleius' Meroe does on Socrates.