Gerenuk

Frae Wikipedia
Lowp tae: navigation, rake
Gerenuk
Lightmatter gerenuk.jpg
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: 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 Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 21 June 2012.