Thomson's gazelle

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Thomson's gazelle
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Male
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Antilopinae
Genus: Eudorcas
Species: E. thomsonii
Binomial name
Eudorcas thomsonii
Günther, 1884
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Distribution range

The Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is ane o the best-kent gazelles. It is named efter explorer Joseph Thomson an is whiles referred tae as a "tommie".[2] It is considered bi some tae be a subspecies o the reid-frontit gazelle an wis formerly considered a member o the genus Gazella within the subgenus Eudorcas, afore Eudorcas wis elevatit tae genus status.[3] Thomson's gazelles can be foond in nummers exceedin 500 thoosand[1] in Africae an are recognized as the maist common teep o gazelle in East Africae.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2018. Eudorcas thomsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T8982A50188023. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T8982A50188023.en. Downloaded on 18 December 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/thomsonsgazelle
  3. Kingdon, Jonathan (1997) The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego and London. Pp. 411–413. (ISBN 0-12-408355-2)