Taxon profile


Tragelaphus spekei (Sclater, 1864)

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

Scientific synonyms

Limnotragus spekei
Tragelaphus spekii Speke, 1863

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera pardus pardus (Linnaeus, 1758) - African Leopard

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Tragelaphus spekei gratus P. L. Sclater, 1880 - West African Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekei gratus - West African Sitatunga

subspecies Tragelaphus spekei selousi W. Rothschild, 1898 - Zambezi Sitatunga
subspecies Tragelaphus spekei spekei (Sclater, 1864) - East African Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekei spekei - East African Sitatunga

subspecies Tragelaphus spekei sylvestris Meinertzhagen, 1916 - Sesse Island Sitatunga
subspecies Tragelaphus spekii larkenii St. Leger, 1931 - Nile sitatunga

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 Tragelaphus spekii Speke, 1863]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Tragelaphus spekei Sclater, 1864]

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