Taxon profile


Black Wildebeest
Connochaetes gnou (Zimmermann, 1780)

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

Scientific synonyms

Antilope gnou Zimmermann, 1780 o
Connochaetes antiquus Broom, 1913
Antilope capensis Gatterer, 1780
Antilope gnu Gmelin, 1788

Other names

= White-tailed Gnu

Type taxon of:Connochaetes Lichtenstein, 1812 (Antilope gnu Gmelin, 1788)
Least Concern LC


juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775) - Cheetah

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [5228]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Connochaetes gnou (Zimmermann, 1780)]
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 Connochaetes gnou Zimmermann, 1780]
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 gnou (Zimmermann, 1780)]

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Names (not confirmed) - 3


o original combination

i species introduced to area described by check-list