Kobus (antelope)

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Puku male.jpg
male K. vardonii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Reduncinae
Genus: Kobus
Smith, 1840
Type species
Antilope ellipsiprymnus
Ogilby, 1833

Six; see text

Kobus is a genus containing six species of African antelopes, all of which are associated with marshes, floodplains, or other grassy areas near water. They are sexually dimorphic, with females being smaller and lacking the horns of the males.


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
K. anselli Upemba lechwe Democratic Republic of Congo
Waterbuck (4405326082).jpg K. ellipsiprymnus Waterbuck sub-Saharan Africa
Ugandan kob (Kobus kob thomasi) male.jpg K. kob Kob Sub-Saharan Africa, in Gashaka Gumti National Park, Nigeria and some part of Senegal to South Sudan
Kobus leche 5179.jpg K. leche Lechwe south central Africa
Voduška abok 1.jpg K. megaceros Nile lechwe South Sudan and Ethiopia
Puku - Male-1, in South Luangwa National Park - Zambia.jpg K. vardonii Puku southern Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia


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