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SPECIES Alcelaphus caama

Author:. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803.
Citation:Cat. Mamm. Mus. Nation. Hist. Nat.: 269.
Common Name:Red Hartebeest
Type Locality:"Le cap de Bonne Esperance"; since restricted to syntype locality South Africa, Eastern Cape Prov., Steynsburg (Grubb, 1999).
Distribution:S Angola, Botswana, Lesotho (extinct), Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland (introduced), and W Zimbabwe.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (cd) as A. buselaphus caama.
Comments:Authorship and date of publication validated by Opinion 2005 of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2002b). Alcelaphus buselaphus would be paraphyletic if A. caama were included, as the latter is the sister-species of A. lichtensteinii (Arctander et al., 1999; Flagstad et al., 2000).



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