Taxon profile


Kobus leche Gray, 1850

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

Adenota leche
Kobus venterae (Broom, 1913)

Other names

= Lechwe

Near Threatened


juvenile animal


Intertaxon relationships

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

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Kobus leche anselli Cotterill, 2005 - Upemba Lechwe
subspecies Kobus leche kafuensis Haltenorth, 1963 - Kafue Lechwe

Kobus leche kafuensis - Kafue Lechwe

subspecies Kobus leche leche Gray, 1850 - Red Lechwe
subspecies Kobus leche robertsi (W. Rothschild, 1907) - Roberts' Lechwe
subspecies Kobus leche smithemani (Lydekker, 1900) - Black Lechwe

Kobus leche smithemani - Black Lechwe

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Kobus leche Gray, 1850]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Kobus leche Gray, 1850]

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extinct taxon