Sonoran pronghorn

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Sonoran pronghorn
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Antilocapridae
Genus: Antilocapra
Species: A. americana
Subspecies: A. a. sonoriensis
Goldman, 1945
Trinomial name
Antilocapra americana sonoriensis
Goldman, 1945

The Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) is an endangered[1] subspecies of pronghorn found in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Sonora. Around 200 animals currently are believed to exist in the US, up from 21 estimated in 2002.[2]

In 2012, announcements of two reintroductions were published in the Federal Register. One of the reintroductions was to take place at the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range in Yuma, Arizona, and the second was to be at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Antelope Specialist Group (1996). Antilocapra americana ssp. sonoriensis. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  2. ^ Recovery program working for pronghorn, Arthur H. Rotstein, Boston Globe/AP, 14 May 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona/Documents/SpeciesDocs/SonoranPronghorn/Kofa_Pronghorn_Release_fNR.pdf