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SPECIES Saiga tatarica

Author:Linnaeus, 1766.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 12th ed., 1: 97.
Common Name:Steppe Saiga
Type Locality:"Habitat in summa Asia"; identified as W Kazakhstan, steppes along the Ural River.
Distribution:China (extinct; formerly in Dzungarian Basin of Sinkiang), Kazakhstan, Moldavia (extinct), E Poland (extinct), S Russia (now restricted to Kalmykia, occasionally entering Dagestan), Ukraine (Crimea, extinct), NW Uzbekistan (seasonal).
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Reviewed by Sokolov (1974, Mammalian Species, 38).
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