Kobus leche ssp. robertsi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Kobus leche ssp. robertsi (W. Rothschild, 1907)
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Common Name(s):
English Roberts' Lechwe
Taxonomic Notes: Robert's Lechwe (Kobus leche robertsi) is one of five subspecies of Southern Lechwe (Kobus leche), following Ansell and Banfield (1979), Birungi and Arctander (2001) and Cotterill (2005). The other subspecies being: Black Lechwe (K. l. smithemani); Kafue Lechwe (K. l. kafuensis); Red Lechwe (K. l. leche) and Upemba Lechwe (K. l. anselli).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-01-07
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Cooke, R.
This subspecies is listed as Extinct as there are no surviving populations either in the wild or in captivity. It was already considered extinct by Jeffery et al. (1989).
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Robert’s Lechwe (K. l. robertsi) was reportedly restricted to within the Luongo and Kalungwishi drainage systems of the lower Luapula region of north-east Zambia, now extinct (East 1999, Jeffrey and Nefdt 2013).
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Population [top]

Population:No populations of this subspecies now survive.
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Presumably Robert's Lechwe had similar habitat requirements to the other subspecies of Southern Lechwe, favouring floodplain grasslands and swamps.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats that caused this subspecies to become Extinct are unknown.

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2017. Kobus leche ssp. robertsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T11038A50190034. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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