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SPECIES Alcelaphus lichtensteinii

Author:Peters, 1849.
Citation:Spenerschen Zeitung, 18 December, 1849: p. unknown; reprinted in 1912 in Gesellschaft Natuurforschender Freunde zu Berlin for 1839-59.
Common Name:Lichtenstein's Hartebeest
Type Locality:No type locality indicated; since identified as Mozambique, Tette.
Distribution:E Angola, SE Dem. Rep. Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and doubtfully Limpopo Prov.; extinct but reintroduced), Swaziland (extinct), Tanzania, Zambia, SE Zimbabwe.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:Included in Alcelaphus buselaphus by Haltenorth (1963:102) and Kingdon (1997:429), but regarded as a distinct species by other authors and placed in a separate genus, Sigmoceros by Vrba (1979). Included in Alcelaphus by Gentry (1990).
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