Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. swaynei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. swaynei
Species Authority: (P.L. Sclater, 1892)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Swayne's Hartebeest

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: 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)
Listed as Endangered as the total population is estimated at 600 individuals (with the majority of the population confined to the Senkelle Wildlife Sanctuary and Mazie N.P. in Ethiopia); no subpopulation numbers more than 250 mature individuals. The small size of the population (c. 300 mature individuals) makes it close to qualifying as Critically Endangered.
1996 Endangered

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. Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. swaynei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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