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Neotragus pygmaeus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 625110

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Capra pygmea Linnaeus, 1758
 
    Neotragus pygmaeus (Pallas, 1777)
 
  Common Name(s): Royal Antelope [English]
 
    royal antelope [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderArtiodactyla Owen, 1848 – artiodactyls, porco do mato, veado, cloven-hoofed ungulates, even-toed ungulates  
                                  FamilyBovidae Gray, 1821 – antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep, bovids  
                                     SubfamilyAntilopinae Gray, 1821  
                                        GenusNeotragus C. H. Smith, 1827 – dwarf antelopes  
                                           SpeciesNeotragus pygmaeus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Royal Antelope, royal antelope  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Neotragus pygmaeus    
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ride, W. D. L., H. G. Cogger, C. Dupuis, O. Kraus, A. Minelli, F. C. Thompson, and P. K. Tubbs, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th ed.   
  Page(s): xxix + 306   
  Publisher: The International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature   
  Publication Place: London, UK   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-85301-006-4   
  Notes: The provisions of this Code supersede those of the previous editions with effect from 1 January 2000   
  Reference for: Neotragus pygmaeus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Neotragus pygmaeus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Neotragus pygmaeus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Neotragus pygmaeus, royal antelope [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: According to Peter Grubb (personal communication, April 2004), the name was originally published by Linnaeus as "Capra pygmea," and "later he called it Moschus pygmaeus and other authors eventually called it Neotragus pygmaeus." In his judgement, the spelling "pygmaeus" is in prevailing usage over "pygmeus" and is attributed to the original publication, so under Article 33.3.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (Ride et al., 1999), "the subsequent spelling and attribution are to be preserved and the [subsequent] spelling is deemed to be a correct original spelling"  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (nt)  
    Comments: Pallas (1767:6, 1777:18) recognized two different species, Tragulus pygmaeus = Neotragus pygmaeus (Linnaeus, 1758), misidentified as a tragulid, and Antilope pygmaea Pallas, 1777. Both have types that are Royal Antelopes and therefore are both homonyms and synonyms. Gmelin in Linnaeus (1788:173, 191) recognised the same two species as Moschus pygmaeus and Antilope pygmaea and Erxleben (1777:278) called them M. pygmaeus and A. regia, speculating that they may be female and male respectively ...  
 

 

   

 
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