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SPECIES Aepyceros melampus

Author:Lichtenstein, 1812.
Citation:Reisen Sudl. Africa, 2: pl. 4 opp. p. 544.
Common Name:Impala
Type Locality:"Koossi-Thale", now identified as South Africa, Northern Cape Prov., Kuruman Dist., Khosis (Grubb, 1999).
Distribution:S Angola, N and E Botswana, Burundi (extinct?), Dem. Rep. Congo (SE Shaba Prov.), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, N Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa (North-West, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga Provs. and KwaZulu-Natal; formerly in N Northern Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda (marginally in NE and SW), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as A. m. petersi; IUCN Vulnerable as A. m. petersi, otherwise Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:Synonymy and inclusion of petersi follows Ansell (1972:57). Nersting and Arctander (2001) found petersi haplotypes to be strongly isolated from haplotypyes of populations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and N Botswana. Cotterill (2003a) considered petersi to be an evolutionary species.
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SUBSPECIES melampus

SUBSPECIES johnstoni

SUBSPECIES katangae

SUBSPECIES petersi

SUBSPECIES rendilis

SUBSPECIES suara

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