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SPECIES Oreotragus oreotragus

Author:Zimmermann, 1783.
Citation:Geogr. Gesch. Mensch. Vierf. Thiere, 3: 269.
Common Name:Klipspringer
Type Locality:"Die Caffern"; now known to be South Africa, Western Cape Prov., Cape Dist., False Bay (Grubb, 1999).
Distribution:SW Angola, E Botswana, Burundi (extinct?), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, C Nigeria, Central African Republic (NE and NW only), Dem. Rep. Congo (SE Shaba Prov. and formerly in western Rift Valley), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, N Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, NE and SE Sudan, Tanzania, NE and SW Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Former or present occurrence in Lesotho unconfirmed (Lynch, 1994).
Status:IUCN –Endangered as O. o. porteousi, otherwise Lower Risk (cd),
Comments:Systematics considerably modified from Ansell (1972:61). Kingdon (1982) synonymised aureus with schillngsi (here followed) and implied that stevensoni, transvaalensis and tyleri are synonymous with nominate oreotragus. Cotterill (2003b) recognised porteousi and schillingsi as evolutionary species.
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SUBSPECIES oreotragus


SUBSPECIES saltatrixoides

SUBSPECIES stevensoni



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