Ugandan kob

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Ugandan Kob
Uganda-Kob.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Kobus
Species: K. kob
Subspecies: K. kob thomasi
Trinomial name
Kobus kob thomasi
(Sclater, 1864)

The Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi) is a subspecies of the kob, a type of antelope found in sub-Saharan Africa in Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. It is normally reddish-brown, in which it differs from other kob subspecies. An Ugandan Kob appears on the coat of arms of Uganda.

The Ugandan Kob is sometimes alternatively classified into the subgenus Adenota. References are sometimes made to it by the Dutch name of Oeganda-waterbok.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, M. & Mills, G. (2008). Proteles cristatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  • DuVal, E. 2000. "Kobus kob" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 21, 2006.