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Eudorcas rufifrons ssp. tilonura

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CETARTIODACTYLA BOVIDAE

Scientific Name: Eudorcas rufifrons ssp. tilonura
Species Authority: (Heuglin, 1868)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Heuglin's Gazelle
Synonym(s):
Gazella rufifrons subspecies tilonura (Heuglin, 1868)
Taxonomic Notes: Treated as a distinct species by Groves (in press), but here provisionally retained as a subspecies of E. rufifrons following Grubb (2005).

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)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable as the total population of Heuglin's Gazelle is estimated at 3,500-4,000 individuals, and in the face of ongoing hunting, competition with domestic livestock and habitat degradation, a 10% decline over the coming three generations (15 years) seems inevitable. Improved management of existing protected areas, and the extension of effective protection to additional populations besides those in Dinder N.P., would help avoid this scenario.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

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. Eudorcas rufifrons ssp. tilonura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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