Ugandan kob

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Ugandan kob
Ugandan kob (Kobus kob thomasi) male.jpg
Male
Ugandan kobs (Kobus kob thomasi) female and calf.jpg
Female and calf
both at Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Kobus
Species: K. kob
Subspecies: K. k. thomasi
Trinomial name
Kobus kob thomasi
(Sclater, 1864)

The Ugandan kob (Kobus kob thomasi) is a subspecies of the kob, a type of antelope found in sub-Saharan Africa in South Sudan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia. It is normally reddish-brown, in which it differs from other kob subspecies. A Ugandan kob appears on the coat of arms of Uganda.

The Ugandan kob is sometimes alternatively classified into the subgenus Adenota. References are sometimes made to it by the Dutch name of Oeganda-waterbok.

Further reading[edit]

Kobus kob

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, M. & Mills, G. (2008). "Kobus kob ssp. thomasi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 March 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  • DuVal, E. 2000. "Kobus kob" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed 21 September 2006.