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SPECIES Madoqua saltiana

Author:de Blainville, 1816.
Citation:Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris, 1816: 79.
Common Name:Salt's Dikdik
Type Locality:"Abyssinie" (Ethiopia).
Distribution:Djibouti, Eritrea, N Ethiopia, NE Sudan, Somalia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The author of the name is usually cited as Desmarest, 1816 (Nouv. Dict. Nat., Nouv. ed., 2:192), who however acknowledged de Blainville's paper and cited the page number where saltiana was named, confirming de Blainville is the author. Smaller species of dikdik were revised by Ansell (1972:62-63) who recognised M. saltiana (including cordeauxi), M. swaynei (including hararensis and piacentinii), and M. phillipsi (including erlangeri, gubanensis, and lawrancei). Revised by Yalden (1978) who synonymised several subspecies and included all these taxa in M. saltiana except for piacentinii, which was treated as a distinct species. Regarded as five evolutionary species (M. saltiana, M. hararensis, M. lawrancei, M. phillipsi and M. swaynei) by Cotterill (2003b).
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SUBSPECIES saltiana

SUBSPECIES hararensis

SUBSPECIES lawrancei

SUBSPECIES phillipsi

SUBSPECIES swaynei

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