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SPECIES Connochaetes taurinus

Author:Burchell, 1824.
Citation:Travels in Interior of Southern Africa, 2: 278(footnote) [1824].
Common Name:Blue Wildebeest
Type Locality:Apparently "Kosi Fountain", but lectotype came from South Africa, North West Prov., Vryburg Dist., "Chue Spring, Maadji Mtn [Klein Heuningvlei]"; see Grubb (1999).
Distribution:Angola, Botswana, S Kenya, Malawi (extinct), Mozambique, Namibia, NE South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:For year of publication see Ellerman et al. (1953:205). Synonymy follows Ansell (1972:51). Status of babaulti discussed by Scoazec (1996). Cotterill (2003a) listed johnstoni and cooksoni as species.
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SUBSPECIES taurinus

SUBSPECIES albojubatus

SUBSPECIES cooksoni

SUBSPECIES johnstoni

SUBSPECIES mearnsi

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