Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. peralta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. peralta
Species Authority: Thomas, 1898
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Niger Giraffe, Nigerien Giraffe, West African Giraffe
Taxonomic Notes: Recent genetic evidence has confirmed the subspecies identity of this taxon, and that it survives only in the wild (Hassanin et al. 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Fennessy, J. & Brown, D.
Reviewer(s): Mallon, D. (Antelope Specialist Group) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)
Listed as Endangered as the total population size of this subspecies is estimated at less than 200 individuals although currently increasing under targeted conservation programmes.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Bibliography [top]

Hassanin, A., Ropiquet, A., Gourmand, A.-L., Chardonnet, B. and Rigoulet, J. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA variability in Giraffa camelopardalis: consequences for taxonomy, phylogeography and conservation of giraffes in West and central Africa. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330: 265-274.

Citation: Fennessy, J. & Brown, D. 2008. Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. peralta. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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