Bontebok

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Bontebok
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) (30573334994).jpg
Bontebok in Bontebok National Park, South Africa.
Scientific classification e
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Damaliscus
Species:
Binomial name
Damaliscus pygargus
(Pallas, 1767)
Subspecies

The bontebok is a subspecies of Damaliscus pygargus, an antelope found in South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia. D. pygargus has two subspecies; the bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus),[1] occurring naturally in the Fynbos and Renosterveld areas of the Western Cape, and the blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) occurring in the Highveld.

The bontebok is related to the common tsessebe.

References[change | change source]

  1. Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)