Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. rothschildi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Giraffidae

Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. rothschildi
Species Authority: Lydekker, 1903
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English Rothschild’s Giraffe, Ugandan Giraffe
Taxonomic Notes: Recent genetic evidence has confirmed the subspecies identity of this taxon (Brown et al. 2007). Some authors indicated that G. c. rothschildi and G. c. camelopardalis are synonymous but there is no morphological or genetic evidence to support this, and the two forms are regarded as separate here until proven otherwise.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a(i) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-27
Assessor(s): Fennessy, J. & Brenneman, R.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Mallon, D.
Current estimates of population size are well below 2,500 mature individuals, numbers are declining overall and no subpopulation is estimated to contain more than 250 mature individuals. The population is potentially close to meeting the population threshold for Critically Endangered under criterion C, depending on the number of individuals, if any, that survive in south Sudan.

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Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Citation: Fennessy, J. & Brenneman, R. 2010. Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. rothschildi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T174469A7077893. . Downloaded on 07 December 2016.
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