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Litocranius walleri (Artiodactyla: Bovidae)

AutorInnen: 
Bärmann, E. V., Klappert, A. N., Chen, A.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2021
Vollständiger Titel: 
Litocranius walleri (Artiodactyla: Bovidae)
ZFMK-Autorinnen / ZFMK-Autoren: 
Publiziert in: 
Mammalian Species
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
10.1093/mspecies/seab007
Keywords: 
gerenuk, giraffe-necked gazelle, Litocranius sclateri, Waller’s gazelle
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Bärmann, E. V., Klappert, A. N., Chen, A. (2021): Litocranius walleri (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). - Mammalian Species 53(1005): 65-77.
Abstract: 

Litocranius walleri (Brooke, 1878) is a bovid commonly called the gerenuk. It is a medium-sized antelope closely related to gazelles and springbok, but unlike these it has low-crowned teeth. L. walleri is the only species in the genus Litocranius. It is commonly found in dry thornbush savannah in northeastern Africa, where it feeds almost exclusively on thorny shrubs and trees while frequently using a bipedal stance. L. walleri is classified as “Near Threatened” (NT) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) because its population trends are decreasing.