Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Oryx beisa ssp. callotis
Species Authority: Thomas, 1892
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Fringe-eared Oryx
Oryx gazella subspecies callotis Thomas, 1892

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable C1 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)
Estimated numbers were 17,000, with ca. 60% in protected areas. The population is therefore <10,000 mature individuals and the continuing decline is expected to exceed 10% over 3 generations (21-24 years). Current trends will eventually result in the Fringe-Eared Oryx becoming confined to areas such as Tarangire and Mkomazi in Tanzania and parts of south-eastern Kenya, where pressures of poaching and encroachment by settlement and livestock are controlled sufficiently to enable viable oryx populations to persist.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/conservation dependent (LR/cd)

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. Oryx beisa ssp. callotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15572A4830402. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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