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The Southern reedbuck

23 October 2014

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The subfamily Reduncinae contains the southern reedbuck Redunca arundinum, the common reedbuck Redunca redunca and the mountain reedbuck Redunca fulforuvula. It also shares this subfamily with the waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, kob Kobus kob, lechwe Kobus leche, Nile lechwe Kobus megaceros, puku Kobus vardoni and the grey rhebok Pelea capreolus.

The southern reedbuck was first described scientifically as Antelope redunca by Boddaert in 1785 based on a specimen from Bethulie in the Free State. However, the genus Antelope is monotypic (only one species in the genus) and only occurs as the blackbuck Antilope cervicapra in India. The southern reedbuck was therefore later placed in the new genus Redunca that was created by C H Smith in 1827. There are no subspecies that are recognized taxonomically... (Become a subscriber for more)

 

References:

Grubb, P 2005. Order Artiodactyla. In D E Wilson and D M Reeder (eds), Mammal species of the world – a taxonomic and geographic reference, third edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 719 - 722.

Skinner, J D and C T Chimimba (eds) 2005. The mammals of the southern African subregion, third edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 675 - 678.

 

Article by Prof J du P Bothma

 

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