Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Kobus kob ssp. leucotis
Species Authority: (Lichtenstein & Peters, 1853)
Parent Species:
See Kobus kob
Common Name(s):
English White-eared Kob

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern as the population was estimated by East (1999) at more than 100,000 animals. Recent reports from Sudan suggest that White-eared Kobs survive in good numbers, despite years of civil war. An aerial survey carried out by WCS in 2007 produced a population estimate for part of southern Sudan of >753,0000. Nonetheless, there remains a need for a detailed assessment of the population status of this subspecies, and for improved protected of floodplains east of the Nile River.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Kobus kob ssp. leucotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T11042A3243845. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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