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, Western Kob
French Cobe de Buffon

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.
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Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Kobus kob ssp. kob. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T11041A3243677. . Downloaded on 29 August 2016.
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