Taxon profile


Okapia johnstoni (P. L. Sclater, 1901)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Giraffidae - giraffes and okapis »  genus Okapia - Okapis

Scientific synonyms

Equus johnstoni Sclater, 1901 o
Helladotherium tigrinum Johnston, 1901
Ocuapia kibalensis Gatti, 1936
Okapia erikssoni Lankester, 1902
Okapia liebrechtsi Major, 1902

Type taxon of:Okapia Lankester, 1901 (Equus johnstoni Sclater, 1901)


juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Monodontus giraffae (Yorke & Maplestone, 1926), Monodontus okapiae (Van Den-Berghe, 1937), Haemonchus okapiae Van den Berghe, 1937

Related glossary terms

living fossil

Links and literature

EN ARKive [/okapi/okapia-johnstoni/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [15188]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Okapia johnstoni P. L. Sclater, 1901]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [203:okapi&Itemid=262]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Okapia johnstoni (Sclater, 1901)]
EN Haltenorth T., Diller H. (1980): Mammals of Africa including Madagascar, Collins, London, 398 pp.
EN Kingdon J. (1997): The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 478 pp.
EN Lindsey S. L. , Green M. N. & Bennett C. L. (1999): The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire, University of Texas Press, Austin, 131 pp.
EN Nowak, R. M. (1999): Walker's Mammals of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1732 pp.
EN Prothero D. R. & Foss S. E. (2008): The Evolution of Artiodactyls, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 367 pp.
EN Stuart C., Stuart T. (1997): Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 320 pp.
EN Turner A. & Antón M. (2004): Evolving Eden: An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large Mammal Fauna, Columbia University Press, New York, 269 pp.
EN Vrba E. S., Schaller G. B. (2000): Antelopes, Deer, and Relatives: Fossil Record, Behavioural Ecology, Systematics, and Conservation, Yale University Press, London, 341 pp.
EN Wilson E., Mittermeier R. A. (editors) (2011): Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 886 pp.

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o original combination

species extinct in area described by check-list