Hippotragus leucophaeus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Hippotragus leucophaeus
Species Authority: (Pallas, 1766)
Common Name(s):
English Bluebuck, Blue Antelope

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct 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)
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.
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Geographic Range [top]

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).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
South Africa
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Population [top]

Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Extinct.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Extinct.

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Hippotragus leucophaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10168A3179516. . Downloaded on 21 August 2017.
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