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SPECIES Kobus leche

Author:Gray, 1850.
Citation:Gleanings, Knowsley Menagerie, 2: 23.
Common Name:Lechwe
Type Locality:"Banks of the river Zoaga, lat. 21"; since identified as Botswana, Botletle River, near Lake Ngami (Smithers, 1971:233).
Distribution:SE Angola, N Botswana, SE Dem. Rep. Congo, NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip), and Zambia.
Status:CITES Appendix II; U.S. ESA Threatened; IUCN Extinct as K. l. robertsi, Vulnerable as K. l. kafuensis and K. l. smithemani, Lower Risk (cd) as K. l. leche.
Comments:Revised by Ansell and Banfield (1979). Consists of four evolutionary species according to Cotterill (2003a), namely K. leche, K. kafuensis, K. robertsi, and K. smithemani.
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SUBSPECIES leche

SUBSPECIES kafuensis

SUBSPECIES robertsi

SUBSPECIES smithemani

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