Neotragus

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Neotragus
Suni-Tygerberg Zoo.jpg
Suni (Neotragus moschatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Neotragus
Hamilton Smith, 1827
Species

Neotragus pygmaeus

Neotragus is a genus of dwarf antelope, native to Africa. The genus includes only a single species without any dispute, namely Neotragus pygmaeus. Recent nucleic acid studies now suggest that the other two species formerly included in the genus are not closely related, and should be assigned to the genus Nesotragus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bärmann, Eva V. & Schikora Tim. The polyphyly of Neotragus – Results from genetic and morphometric analyses. MammalianBiology 79 (2014) 283–286 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2014.01.001