Kobus ellipsiprymnus ssp. defassa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kobus ellipsiprymnus ssp. defassa
Species Authority: (Rüppell, 1835)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Defassa Waterbuck

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Numbers of this subspecies have been estimated at 95,000, with about 60% in protected areas. However, declines have been reported within many protected areas in its range, such that it is not unfeasible that an estimated decline of 20-25% over the course of three generations (21 years) may have taken place. Almost qualifies for listing as threatened under criterion A2.

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 ellipsiprymnus ssp. defassa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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