Mongalla gazelle

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Mongalla gazelle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Eudorcas
Species: E. albonotata
Binomial name
Eudorcas albonotata
(W. Rothschild, 1903)

The Mongalla gazelle (Eudorcas albonotata) is a species of gazelle found in the floodplain and savanna of southeastern Sudan. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the well-known Thomson's gazelle. Like the Thomson's gazelle, it follows an annual migratory cycle.

The Mongalla gazelle is rather safe from extinction compared to other species, due to its harsh habitat, which makes exploitation and poaching difficult. Though it has a very narrow range, being restricted to southeastern Sudan, it exists in high densities and currently 100,000 to 278,000 individuals are left in the wild.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). "Eudorcas albonotata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved May 14, 2010.