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Kobus anselli

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: Reduncinae
Genus: Kobus
Species: Kobus anselli


Kobus anselli Cotterill, 2005

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* Cotterill, F.P.D.: The Upemba lechwe, Kobus anselli: an antelope new to science emphasizes the conservation importance of Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Zoology (London) 265: 113-132 (2005)

The Upemba Lechwe, Kobus anselli, is a species of antelope found only in the Upemba wetlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was described in 2005, after analysis of thirty five museum specimens collected in 1926 and 1947-8. It was previously overlooked due to its similarity to the Lechwe K. leche, especially the Black Lechwe subspecies K. l. smithemani. Some authorities treat the Upemba Lechwe as a subspecies, K. l. anselli, of the Lechwe.[1]

^ a b IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Kobus leche anselli. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of critically endangered.

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