Taxon profile


Common Eland
Taurotragus oryx (Pallas, 1766)

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

Scientific synonyms

Antilope oryx Pallas, 1766 o
Tragelaphus oryx (Pallas, 1766)
Antilope oreas Pallas, 1777

Type taxon of:Taurotragus Wagner, 1855 (Antilope oreas Pallas, 1777)
Least Concern LC  as Tragelaphus oryx


juvenile animal

Taurotragus oryx - Common Eland

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Taurotragus oryx - Common Eland

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Taurotragus oryx - Common Eland

Author: Klaus Rudloff


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lion

parasite: Haemonchus mitchelli Le Roux, 1929

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Taurotragus oryx livingstonei P. L. Sclater, 1864 - Livingstone Eland

Taurotragus oryx livingstonei

subspecies Taurotragus oryx oryx Pallas, 1766 - Cape Eland

Taurotragus oryx oryx

subspecies Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus Lydekker, 1906 - East African Eland

Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus

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 Taurotragus oryx Pallas, 1766]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [227:elenantilope]

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 Taurotragus oryx (Pallas, 1766)]

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