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Hippotragus equinus  (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 898270

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Hippotragus equinus (Desmarest, 1804)
  Common Name(s): Roan Antelope [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                     SubfamilyHippotraginae Sundevall, 1845  
                                        GenusHippotragus Sundevall, 1845 – roan antelopes, sable antelopes  
                                           SpeciesHippotragus equinus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803) – Roan Antelope  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Hippotragus equinus bakeri Heuglin, 1863  
                                              Subspecies Hippotragus equinus cottoni Dollman and Burlace, 1928  
                                              Subspecies Hippotragus equinus equinus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)  
                                              Subspecies Hippotragus equinus koba (Gray, 1872)  
                                              Subspecies Hippotragus equinus langheldi Matschie, 1898  
                                              Subspecies Hippotragus equinus scharicus (Schwarz, 1913)  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  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   
  Reference for: Hippotragus equinus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: For dating the name to É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803 see Grubb (2001a) and Opinion 2005 of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2002b). The type locality was selected as South Africa, Northern Cape, Lataku (= Kuruman) by Harper (1940), but there is evidence to show that the holotype was collected much farther south where the species no longer occurs, at Plettenberg Bay (Grubb, 1999). Subspecific systematics follows Ansell (1972:46)  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (cd)  



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