Saiga tatarica ssp. tatarica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Saiga tatarica ssp. tatarica
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Saiga, Russian Saiga
French Saïga
Spanish Antilope Saiga

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2acd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mallon, D.P.
Reviewer(s): Milner-Gulland, E.J. & Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority)
The population has shown an observed decline of over 80% over the last 10 years and the decline is continuing. Severely skewed sex ratios are leading to reproductive collapse.
2003 Critically Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Critically Endangered
2002 Critically Endangered
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Kazakhstan; Russian Federation; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
Regionally extinct:
China; Mongolia; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Mallon, D.P. 2008. Saiga tatarica ssp. tatarica. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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