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Barcode data: Eudorcas rufifrons
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eudorcas rufifrons
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1994Vulnerable(Groombridge 1994)
- 1990Vulnerable(IUCN 1990)
- 1988Vulnerable(IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
- 1986Insufficiently Known(IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)
The extension of effective protection and management to additional populations besides those in areas such as Zakouma, Waza and Dinder National Parks is necessary. Development and implementation of land use plans which allow for the needs of wildlife outside protected areas in countries such as Chad and Sudan would also be of major benefit to many of the remaining populations of this species (East 1999).
A limited number of Red-fronted Gazelles are maintained in captivity, but without formal breeding programmes.
The red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons), a species of gazelle, is widely but unevenly distributed across the middle of Africa from Senegal to northeastern Ethiopia. It is mainly resident in the Sahel zone, a narrow cross-Africa band south of the Sahara, where it prefers arid grasslands, wooded savannas and shrubby steppes.
One authority considers the Thomson's gazelle (E. thomsoni), of East Africa, a subspecies of red-fronted gazelle. The red-fronted gazelle was formerly considered a member of the genus Gazella within the subgenus Eudorcas before Eudorcas was elevated to generic status.
The male and female red-fronted gazelles are similar in same size, both having s-curved horns. It has a light red-brown color around its whole body, except for its white undersides and rumps. It has a distinct thin (2–4 cm high) black band that runs from the elbow to the stifle (hind leg). Its face is bordered by a pair of white stripes that run from the eye to the corner of the mouth, which are more distinct than the pale white stripes that run down the face of the Red Gazelle, an animal commonly confused for it. It also has a black tufted tail
The average body weight of the red-fronted gazelles ranges from 7.8 kg for the young fawns to 29.7 kg for the adults, while, the shoulder height ranges from 38.7 cm for the young to 68.7 cm for the adult.
The characteristics of the Red-fronted Gazelle were determined by Waza National Park, between September 1989 and December 1993. The body length, horn length, head length, body weight, body colour, and tail length were measured from the carcases of 141 Red-fronted Gazelles.
- Eudorcas rufifrons centralis W. Schwarz, 1914 – eastern Chad red-fronted gazelle
- E. r. hasleri Pocock, 1912 – north Nigeria red-fronted gazelle
- E. r. kanuri Schwarz, 1914 – Kanuri red-fronted gazelle
- E. r. laevipes Sundevall, 1847 – Nubian red-fronted gazelle
- E. r. rufifrons Gray, 1846 – Senegal red-fronted gazelle
- IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). "Eudorcas rufifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- Kingdon, Jonathan (1997) The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego and London. Pp. 411–413. (ISBN 0-12-408355-2)
- Huffman, Brent. " Eudorcas rufifrons, Red-fronted Gazelle." Ultimateungulate. Ultimateungulate, 20 Feb 2013. Web. 22 April 2013. <http://www.ultimateungulate.com/Artiodactyla/Eudorcas_rufifrons.html>
- Stevens, James. "Red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons)." Arkive. Arkive, 2 Aug 2010. Web. 22 April 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/red-fronted-gazelle/eudorcas-rufifrons/>
- Amubode, F.O. "The physical and morphological characteristics of the red-fronted gazelle." Wiley. Online Library, 28 Feb 2006. Web. 22 April 2013. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1017/S0952836902000559/abstract>
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