|Scientific Name:||Hippotragus leucophaeus|
|Species Authority:||(Pallas, 1766)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group|
|Reviewer(s):||Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)|
This species was confined historically to a limited area of the southwestern Cape, where it was apparently uncommon. It was soon wiped out by early European settlers, the last known specimen being shot in 1799 or 1800.
|Range Description:||This endemic South African species was restricted to the southern coastal areas from about Caledon to Plettenberg Bay. The last individual Bluebuck was shot around 1800, the first African antelope to be hunted to extinction by European settlers (Klein 1974). Detailed reviews of the species are provided by Mohr (1967), Klein (1974), and Smithers (1983).|
Regionally extinct:South Africa
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East, R. 1999. African Antelope Database 1999. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Klein, R. G. 1974. On the taxonomic status, distribution and ecology of the blue antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus (Pallas, 1766). Annals of the South African Museum 65: 99-143.
Mohr, E. 1967. Der Blaubock, Hippotragus leucophaeus (Pallas, 1766) - Eine Dokumentation. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Germany.
Smithers, R. H. N. 1983. The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion. University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Hippotragus leucophaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.|
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