Swayne's hartebeest

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Swayne's hartebeest
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Alcelaphus
Species: A. buselaphus
Subspecies: A. b. swaynei
Trinomial name
Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei
(Sclater, 1892)

Swayne's hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei) is an endangered antelope native to Ethiopia. Two of the largest remaining populations are located in Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary and Maze National Park.[2] It has been extirpated from Somalia. It is named after British officer H. G. C. Swayne (1860–1940).[3]



  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). "Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. swaynei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  2. ^ A Glimpse at Biodiversity Hotspots of Ethiopia (PDF). Ethiopian Wildlife & Natural History Society. p. 77. 
  3. ^ Beolens, B.; Watkins, M.; Grayson, M. (2009). The eponym dictionary of mammals. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 401. ISBN 9780801893049. Retrieved 22 March 2013.