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SPECIES Hippotragus equinus

Author:É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803.
Citation:Cat. Mamm. Mus. Nation. Hist. Nat.: 259.
Common Name:Roan Antelope
Type Locality:"Inconnue"; now thought to be South Africa, Western Cape Prov., Plettenberg Bay (Grubb, 1999).
Distribution:Savanna woodland in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi (extinct), N Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, N and S Dem. Rep. Congo, N Eritrea (extinct?), W Ethiopia, Gambia (extinct), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, S Mali, S Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, S Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, E South Africa, Swaziland (extinct, reintroduced), Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. No evidence of occurrence in Sierra Leone (Grubb et al., 1998).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:For dating the name to É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803 see Grubb (2001a) and Opinion 2005 of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2002b). The type locality was selected as South Africa, Northern Cape, Lataku (= Kuruman) by Harper (1940), but there is evidence to show that the holotype was collected much farther south where the species no longer occurs, at Plettenberg Bay (Grubb, 1999). Subspecific systematics follows Ansell (1972:46).
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