Taxon profile


Litocranius walleri (Brooke, 1879)

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

Scientific synonyms

Gazella walleri Brooke, 1879 o

Other names

= Giraffe-necked Antelope
= Waller's Gazelle

Type taxon of:Litocranius Kohl, 1886 (Gazella walleri Brooke, 1879)
Near Threatened


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

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

food: Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl., Acacia tortilis (Forsskal) Hayne - Umbrella Thorn, Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile - Gum Arabic Tree, Thunbergia Retz. - thunbergia, Dobera Juss., ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Litocranius walleri sclateri Neumann, 1988 - Northern Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri sclateri - Northern Gerenuk

subspecies Litocranius walleri walleri Brooke, 1878 - Southern Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri walleri - Southern Gerenuk

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [12142]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Litocranius walleri (Brooke, 1879)]
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 Litocranius walleri Brooke, 1878]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Litocranius walleri (Brooke, 1879)]
EN Stuart C., Stuart T. (1997): Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 320 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.
EN Haltenorth T., Diller H. (1980): Mammals of Africa including Madagascar, Collins, London, 398 pp.
Estes R. (1992): The Behavior Guide to African Mammals, University of California Press, Berkeley, 612 pp.
EN Kingdon J. (1997): The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 478 pp.
EN Nowak, R. M. (1999): Walker's Mammals of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1732 pp.

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