Gerenuk

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Gerenuk
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Male gerenuk
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Twa female gerenuk
Both in San Diego Zoo
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Antilopinae
Tribe: Antilopini
Genus: Litocranius
Species: L. walleri
Binomial name
Litocranius walleri
(Brooke, 1878)
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Gerenuk range
Synonyms[2]
  • Litocranius sclateri (Neumann, 1988)
  • Gazella walleri (Brooke, 1979)

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. "Litocranius walleri". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 682. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.