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Title: Damaliscus  
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Subject: Korrigum, Coastal topi, Topi, Wildebeest, Bovidae
Collection: Alcelaphinae
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Common tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Damaliscus
P.L. Sclater & Thomas, 1894

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Subspecies range map of the genus Damaliscus

Damaliscus, known as sassabies is a genus of antelope in the family Bovidae, subfamily Alcelaphinae found in Africa.


Listed alphabetically.[1]

  • D. lunatus [Burchell, 1824][2]Common tsessebe
    • D. l. tiangtiang[2]
  • D. korrigum Ogilby, 1836Korrigum
    • D. l. korrigum Ogilby, 1836 – Korrigum[2]
    • D. l. jimela Matschie, 1892Topi[2]
    • D. l. topi Blaine, 1914Coastal topi
  • D. pygargus (Pallas, 1767) – Bontebok and blesbok
    • D. p. phillipsi Harper, 1939Blesbok
    • D. p. pygargus (Pallas, 1767)Bontebok
  • D. superstes (Cotterill, 2003)Bangweulu tsessebe


  1. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press.  
  2. ^ a b c d East, Rod (1998). "African Antelope Database". IUCN Species Survival Commission 21: 200–207. 
  • Stuart, Chris & Stuart, Tilde (2007). Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa. Fourth edition. Cape Town:Struik Publ.
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