Korrigum

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Korrigum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Damaliscus
Species:
Subspecies:
D. l. korrigum
Trinomial name
Damaliscus lunatus korrigum
(Ogilby, 1837)
Synonyms

Damaliscus korrigum korrigum

The korrigum (Damaliscus lunatus korrigum), also known as Senegal hartebeest, is a subspecies of the tsessebe, an African antelope. As of 2008, its total population was estimated at maximally 2650 animals.[1]

Range[edit]

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Korrigum formerly occurred from southern Mauritania and Senegal to western Chad, but has undergone a dramatic decline since the early 20th century because of displacement by cattle and uncontrolled hunting for meat. The species no longer occurs in Mauritania, Mali, Senegal and The Gambia, they probably no longer occur in northern Togo, Nigeria or western Chad, except as vagrants.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). "Damaliscus lunatus ssp. korrigum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

Further reading[edit]

Grubb, P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.