Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. porteousi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. porteousi
Species Authority: Lydekker, 1911
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Western Klipspringer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a(i) 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 Endangered as the total population size of this isolated subspecies in Nigeria and the Central African Republic is estimated at 250 mature individuals. The Western Klipspringer may eventually decline to extinction if current trends continue and no attempts are made to implement protective measures and/or captive breeding.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. porteousi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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