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SPECIES Gazella dorcas

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 69.
Common Name:Dorcas Gazelle
Type Locality:"Habitat in Africa"; restricted to Lower Egypt by Blaine (1913:292), west of the Nile River (Osborn and Helmy, 1980:508).
Distribution:Algeria, N Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, N Ethiopia, S Israel, W Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, N Nigeria (vagrant), Senegal (seasonal; reintroduced), N Somalia, N Sudan, and Tunisia.
Status:CITES Appendix III (Tunisia); U.S. ESA Endangered as G. d. massaesyla and G. d. pelzelni (sic); IUCN Vulnerable as G. dorcas, not evaluated as G. d. pelzelnii.
Comments:Revised by Groves (1981c), reviewed by Ferguson (1981) and Yom-Tov et al. (1995, Mammalian Species, 491). Includes pelzelnii; see Gentry (1972:89); Haltenorth (1963:112) regarded it as a separate species. Due to differences in spelling Gazella dorcas massaesyla Cabrera, 1928 is not preoccupied by Antilope (Dorcas) massoessilia Pomel, 1895 = Gazella (or Nanger) atlantica Bourguignat, 1870.
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SUBSPECIES dorcas

SUBSPECIES beccarii

SUBSPECIES isabella

SUBSPECIES massaesyla

SUBSPECIES osiris

SUBSPECIES pelzelnii

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