Saiga antelope

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Mongolia Saiga tatarica.jpg
Male saiga (Saiga tatarica)
Conservation status
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Saiga
Species: S. tatarica
Binomial name
Saiga tatarica
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Saiga tatarica historic&current distribution.jpg
Reconstructit range (white) an current distribution o the twa subspecies Saiga tatarica tatarica (green) an S. t. mongolica (reid)

The saiga (Saiga tatarica) is a critically endangered antelope which oreeginally inhabitit a vast aurie o the Eurasian steppe zone frae the fithills o the Carpathian Muntains an Caucasus intae Dzungaria an Mongolie. Thay an aa lived in North Americae durin the Pleistocene. The day, the nominate subspecies (S. t. tatarica) is anly foond in ane location in Roushie (steppes o the northwast Precaspian region) an three auries in Kazakhstan (the Ural, Ustiurt an Betpak-dala populations). A proportion o the Ustiurt population migrates sooth tae Uzbekistan an occasionally Turkmenistan in winter. It is extinct in Cheenae an southwestern Mongolie. The Mongolian subspecies (S. t. mongolica) is foond anly in wastren Mongolie.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mallon, D.P. (2008). "Saiga tatarica". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. "Saiga/mongolian Saiga (Saiga tatarica)". Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered. The Zoological Society of London. Retrieved 19 December 2012.