No. 11 southern greater kudu

SCI’s Top Southern Greater Kudu


Southern greater kudu range
Southern greater kudu range.

Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros

DESCRIPTION: This subspecies is the largest and darkest (grayest) in color and has the longest horns. There are 9 to 12 vertical stripes on each side.

DISTRIBUTION: Southern Angola, Zambia, southeastern Congo (K), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa except for southeastern Cape Province.

TAXONOMIC NOTES: Includes capensis, excelsus, hamiltoni, koodoo, kudu, strepsiceros, torticornis, typicus and zambesiensis, with strepsiceros Pallas, 1766 having priority.

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