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SPECIES Taurotragus derbianus

Author:Gray, 1847.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 20: 286.
Common Name:Derby Eland
Type Locality:"Western Africa, Gambia".
Distribution:Savanna of W Africa in Gambia (extinct), Guinea (extinct?), Guinea Bissau, SW Mali (extinct?), S Senegal, and Sierra Leone (formerly a vagrant); purported records from Ghana and Togo not accepted (Grubb et al., 1998). C Africa in N Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Chad (extinct), N Dem. Rep. Congo, E Nigeria (extinct), SW Sudan, and NW Uganda (extinct).
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as T. d. derbianus; IUCN Endangered as Tragelaphus d. derbianus (but also listed, from the same evaluation date, as Lower Risk (nt) for Taurotragus derbianus), Lower Risk (nt) as Tragelaphus d. gigas.
Comments:Regarded as conspecific with T. oryx by Haltenorth (1963:86), but usually treated as a full species; see Ansell (1972:26), whose synonymy is followed here. "Giant eland" refers only to the subspecies gigas.
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SUBSPECIES derbianus

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