Kobus leche ssp. anselli


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kobus leche ssp. anselli
Species Authority: Cotterill, 2005
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Upemba Lechwe
Taxonomic Notes: Described as a distinct species by Cotterill (2005), based on the evolutionary species concept, but here regarded as a distinct subspecies of Kobus leche.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2cd 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 Critically Endangered as numbers of this population in south-eastern DR Congo have declined from about 20,000 in the 1980s to less than a 1,000 today mainly as a result of commercial poaching.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Kobus leche ssp. anselli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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