Kobus kob ssp. kob


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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