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Common Wildebeest
Connochaetes taurinus (Burchell, 1823)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Bovidae - cattle, antelopes, sheep and goats

Other names

= Blue and White-bearded Wildebeest
= Blue Wildebeest
= Brindled Gnu

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Lycaon pictus Temminck, 1820 - African Wild Dog, Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775) - Cheetah, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lion, Crocuta crocuta Erxleben, 1777 - Spotted Hyena

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus Thomas, 1892 - Eastern White-bearded Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus - Eastern White-bearded Wildebeest

subspecies Connochaetes taurinus cooksoni Blaine, 1914 - Cookson’s Wildebeest
subspecies Connochaetes taurinus johnstoni P. L. Sclater, 1896 - Nyassa Wildebeest
subspecies Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi Heller, 1913 - Western White-bearded Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi - Western White-bearded Wildebeest

subspecies Connochaetes taurinus taurinus (Burchell, 1823) - Blue Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus taurinus - Blue Wildebeest


Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [5229]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Connochaetes taurinus (Burchell, 1823)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Connochaetes taurinus Burchell, 1824]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Connochaetes taurinus (Burchell, 1823)]

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