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:
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. References are sometimes made to it by the Dutch name of Oeganda-waterbok. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa in South Sudan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia. The Ugandan kob is normally reddish-brown, differentiating it from other kob subspecies. It is sometimes alternatively classified into the subgenus Adenota.

A Ugandan kob appears on the coat of arms of Uganda.

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.