Taxon profile


Damaliscus pygargus (Pallas, 1767)

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

Scientific synonyms

Antilope pygargus Pallas, 1767 o
Antilope dorcas Pallas, 1766
Damaliscus dorcas (Pallas, 1766)

Other names

= Blesbok

Type taxon of:Damaliscus Sclater & Thomas, 1894 (Antilope pygargus Pallas, 1767)
Least Concern


juvenile animal


Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi Harper, 1939 - Blesbok

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subspecies Damaliscus pygargus pygargus (Pallas, 1767) - Bontebok

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Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [30208]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Damaliscus pygargus (Pallas, 1767)]
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 Damaliscus pygargus Pallas, 1767]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Damaliscus pygargus (Pallas, 1767)]

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