Thomson's gazelle

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Thomson's gazelle
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Male, Serengeti Naitional Pairk
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Eudorcas
Species: E. thomsonii
Binomial name
Eudorcas thomsonii
Günther, 1884

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".[1] 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.[2] Thomson's gazelles can be foond in nummers exceedin 500 thoosand[3] in Africae an are recognized as the maist common teep o gazelle in East Africae.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/thomsonsgazelle
  2. Kingdon, Jonathan (1997) The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego and London. Pp. 411–413. (ISBN 0-12-408355-2)
  3. Antelope Specialist Group 1996. Gazella thomsonii. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.