Gerenuk

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Gerenuk
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Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Antilopinae
Genus: Litocranius
Kohl, 1886
Species: L. walleri
Binomial name
Litocranius walleri
(Brooke, 1878)

The gerenuk, Litocranius walleri, an aa kent as the Waller's gazelle, is a lang-necked species o antelope foond in dry thorn bush scrub an desert in East Africae, frae Somalie, Djibouti an eastren Ethiopie throu northren an eastren Kenyae tae northeastren Tanzanie. The wird gerenuk (pronoonced wi a haird g) comes frae the Somali leid, meanin "giraffe-necked". Gerenuk are whiles an aa cried the giraffe-necked antelope. It is the sole member o the genus Litocranius.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). "Litocranius walleri". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 21 Juin 2012.