Taxon profile


Kobus ellipsiprymnus (Ogilby, 1833)

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

Scientific synonyms

Antilope ellipsiprymnus Ogilby, 1933 o

Type taxon of:Kobus A. Smith, 1840 (Antilope ellipsiprymnus Ogilby, 1933)
Least Concern LC


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775) - Cheetah, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lion, Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777) - Spotted Hyena

parasite: Bunostomum dentatum Mönnig, 1931

Included taxa

Number of records: 13

subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus adolfifriderici Matschie, 1910 - Lake Victoria defassa waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus adolfifriderici

subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus annectens Schwarz, 1913
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus crawshayi (P. L. Sclater, 1894) - Crawshay Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus crawshayi

subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa (Rüppell, 1835) - Defassa Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa

subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus (Ogilby, 1833) - Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus

subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus harnieri (Murie, 1867) - Nile Defassa Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus harnieri

subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus kondensis Matschie, 1911 - Nyasa Common Waterbuck
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus pallidus Matschie, 1910 - Pallid Waterbuck
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus penricei (W. Rothschild, 1895) - Angola Waterbuck
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus thikae Matschie, 1910 - Eastern Waterbuck
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus tjaederi (Lönnberg, 1907) - Laikipia Defassa Waterbuck
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus tschadensis Schwarz, 1913
subspecies Kobus ellipsiprymnus unctuosus (Laurillard, 1842) - Sing-Sing Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus unctuosus

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [11035]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Kobus ellipsiprymnus (Ogilbyi, 1833)]
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 Kobus ellipsiprymnus Ogilby, 1833]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [650:ellipsenwasserbock]

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 Kobus ellipsiprymnus (Ogilby, 1833)]

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