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Tragelaphus derbianus ssp. derbianus 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Tragelaphus derbianus ssp. derbianus
Species Authority: (Gray, 1847)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Western Giant Eland

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a(ii) 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)
Justification:
The latest total population estimates suggest a total of less than 200 animals in Senegal (with a few surviving in parts of neighbouring countries), well below the threshold of 250 mature individuals. The majority of these individuals are found in Niokolo-Koba N.P. in Senegal.
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 1996 – Endangered (EN)
  • 1994 – Endangered (E)
  • 1990 – Endangered (E)
  • 1988 – Endangered (E)
  • 1986 – Endangered (E)
  • 1965 – Very rare and believed to be decreasing in numbers

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]


Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Tragelaphus derbianus ssp. derbianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22056A9354316. . Downloaded on 29 July 2016.
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