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SPECIES Kobus vardonii

Author:Livingstone, 1857.
Citation:Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: 256.
Common Name:Puku
Type Locality:"Thirty or forty miles above Libonta"; since identified as Zambia, Barotseland, Chobe Valley, near Libonda at 400'S, 2315'E.
Distribution:NE Angola, N Botswana, S Dem. Rep. Congo, Malawi, NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip), S Tanzania, Zambia, and N Zimbabwe (vagrant).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:Included in kob by Haltenorth (1963:92) but Ansell (1972:40), whose subspecies are followed here, treated kob and vardoni as separate species in a superspecies. Cotterill (2003a) treated senganus as an evolutionary species.
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SUBSPECIES vardonii

SUBSPECIES senganus

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