|Scientific Name:||Tetracerus quadricornis|
|Species Authority:||(de Blainville, 1816)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable C2a(i) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Rahmani, A.R. & Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority)|
The population was estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals (Mallon and Kingswood 2001). Based on loss of forest habitat, there is a continuing inferred and projected population decline and no subpopulation is estimated to contain more than 1,000 mature individuals.
|Range Description:||The Four-horned Antelope is distributed widely, but in scattered populations, over most of India, from the Himalayan foothills to peninsular India (Rahmani 2001). A few may remain in Nepal.|
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|Population:||No robust estimates of the global population are available. Numbers were estimated at >10,000 (Mallon and Kingswood (2001).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The habitat and ecology of the species are not well known. It is found in well-wooded undulating or hilly areas and never far from water; they are solitary and browse and graze (Rahmani 2001).|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats to the species are habitat destruction, through the clearance of scrub and forest for agriculture.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species occurs in many protected areas in India (for example, Gir N.P., Panna N.P., Pench N.P., and Kanha Tiger Reserve). It is totally protected by law on Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act. It is listed on CITES Appendix III (Nepal only).|
Rahmani, A. R. 2001. India. In: D. P. Mallon and S. C. Kingswood (eds), Antelopes. Part 4: North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Global Survey and Rgeional Action Plans, pp. 178-187. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
|Citation:||Mallon, D.P. 2008. Tetracerus quadricornis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2015.|