Korrigum

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Korrigum
Topi (Damaliscus korrigum) (6941970742).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Damaliscus
Species: lunatus
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]

Korrigum formerly occurred from southern Mauritania and Senegal to western Chad, but has undergone a dramatic decline since the early 1900s 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. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Grubb, P. (16 November 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.