Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Giraffidae

Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. peralta
Species Authority: Thomas, 1898
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Niger Giraffe, Nigerien Giraffe, West African Giraffe
Taxonomic Notes: Recent genetic evidence has confirmed the subspecies identity of this taxon, and that it survives only in the wild (Hassanin et al. 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Fennessy, J. & Brown, D.
Reviewer(s): Mallon, D. (Antelope Specialist Group) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)
Listed as Endangered as the total population size of this subspecies is estimated at less than 200 individuals although currently increasing under targeted conservation programmes.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Bibliography [top]

Hassanin, A., Ropiquet, A., Gourmand, A.-L., Chardonnet, B. and Rigoulet, J. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA variability in Giraffa camelopardalis: consequences for taxonomy, phylogeography and conservation of giraffes in West and central Africa. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330: 265-274.

Citation: Fennessy, J. & Brown, D. 2008. Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. peralta. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136913A4349726. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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