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Gazella rufifrons

Gazella rufifrons (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Subordo: Ruminantia
Familia: Bovidae
Subfamilia: Antilopinae
Genus: Gazella
Species: Gazella rufifrons
Subspecies: G. r. albonotata - G. r. kanuri - G. r. laevipes - G. r. rufifrons - G. r. tilonura


Gazella rufifrons Gray, 1846

* Eudorcas rufifrons (Gray, 1846)


* Gazella rufifrons on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* IUCN link: Gazella rufifrons Gray, 1846 (Vulnerable)
* Gazella rufifrons Gray, 1846 Report on ITIS

Vernacular names
English: Red-fronted Gazelle
Polski: Gazela rudoczelna


The Red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons) is a species of gazelle that is widely but unevenly distributed across the middle Africa from Senegal to north-eastern Ethiopia. It is mainly resident in the Sahel zone, a narrow cross-Africa band south of the Sahara, where it prefers arid grasslands, wooded savannas and shrubby steppes.

Some authorities (e.g. Kingdon 1997) consider that Thomson's gazelle (E. thomsoni), of East Africa, is a subspecies of Red-fronted gazelle. The red-fronted gazelle was formerly considered a member of the genus Gazella within the subgenus Eudorcas before Eudorcas was elevated to genus status.


Kingdon, Jonathan (1997) The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego and London. Pp. 411–413. (ISBN 0-12-408355-2)

External links

* IUCN Red List entry for Red-fronted gazelle - http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/8973/0

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