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Damaliscus, known as sassabies, is a genus of antelope in the family Bovidae, subfamily Alcelaphinae, found in Africa.

Damaliscus
Topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) female.jpg
female Damaliscus lunatus jimela
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Damaliscus
P.L. Sclater & Thomas, 1894
Species

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Subspecies range map of the genus Damaliscus

SpeciesEdit

Listed alphabetically.[1][2]

Image & Scientific name Subspecies Common Name Distribution
 
D. lunatus Burchell, 1824[3]
Topi


Common tsessebe
Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and South Africa
 
D. pygargus (Pallas, 1767)
  • D. p. phillipsi Harper, 1939Blesbok
  • D. p. pygargus (Pallas, 1767)
Bontebok South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia

D. superstes (Cotterill, 2003)
Bangweulu tsessebe northeastern Zambia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Damaliscus, IUCN
  3. ^ a b c d East, Rod (1998). "African Antelope Database". IUCN Species Survival Commission. 21: 200–207.
  • Stuart, Chris & Stuart, Tilde (2007). Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa. Fourth edition. Cape Town:Struik Publ.