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Tragelaphus eurycerus ssp. isaaci

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CETARTIODACTYLA BOVIDAE

Scientific Name: Tragelaphus eurycerus ssp. isaaci
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1902)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Bongo, Eastern Bongo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a(i) 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:
Numbers of this isolated subspecies have undergone a severe decline. Very small remnant populations survive in the Aberdares, Mount Kenya, Mau Forest and Eburu Forest. Current estimates (2007) suggest a total of 75-140 individuals, well below the threshold of 250 mature individuals. The taxon is still declining and none of the subpopulations listed above contains 50 mature individuals. The lower population estimate would also qualify for Critically Endangered under criterion D.
History:
1996 Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Endangered
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Tragelaphus eurycerus ssp. isaaci. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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