Raphicerus is a genus of small antelopes of the tribe Neotragini (subfamily Antilopinae).

Raphicerus
Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) female (33068039282).jpg
Female steenbok
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Tribe: Neotragini
Genus: Raphicerus
H. Smith, 1827
Type species
Cerophorus acuticornis [1]
de Blainville, 1816
Species
Synonyms

Rhaphiceros Lydekker, 1897

Raphicerus is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from Kenya in the north to the Western Cape in South Africa.

The genus contains three species:[2]

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. ^ Bisby F.A.; Roskov Y.R.; Orrell T.M.; Nicolson D.; Paglinawan L.E.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.M.; Bourgoin T.; Baillargeon G.; Ouvrard D. (red.) (2011). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 1 February 2014.