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Kobus kob ssp. kob

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CETARTIODACTYLA BOVIDAE

Scientific Name: Kobus kob ssp. kob
Species Authority: (Erxleben, 1777)
Parent Species:
See Kobus kob
Common Name(s):
English Buffon's Kob

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2acd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable as based on the scanty population estimates available it seems reasonable to estimate that numbers of Buffon's Kob have declined on the order of 30% over the past three generations (21 years), primarily as a result of hunting. They are already extinct in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and possibly southern Mauritania, and rare in several other West African countries.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Kobus kob ssp. kob. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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