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SPECIES Beatragus hunteri

Author:P. L. Sclater, 1889.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1889: 58.
Common Name:Hunter's Hartebeest
Type Locality:Kenya, "Africam orientalem, in ripis fl. Tana" (E bank of Tana River).
Distribution:N Kenya, S Somalia. Introduced into Tsavo National Park, Kenya.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered as Damaliscus hunteri.
Comments:Included in Damaliscus lunatus by Haltenorth (1963:100). Formerly in Beatragus; see Ansell (1972:54); retained in Beatragus by Gentry and Gentry (1978) and Gentry (1990). Differs from Damaliscus (and Alcelaphus) in independent fusions of formerly acrocentric chromosomes (Kumamoto et al., 1996).



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