Oryx callotis (Artiodactyla: Bovidae)

Mammalian Species
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Oryx callotis O. Thomas, 1982 (fringe-eared oryx) is a relatively large, long-bodied bovid, with an appropriate common name because of its distinguishing tufts of hair extending from the ends of the ears. It occupies arid lands in Kenya and Tanzania. O. callotis can go up to a month without drinking water if succulent vegetation is available. Some herds have been semidomesticated, and 60% of the presumed 17,000 wild individuals exist in wildlife reserves, currently receiving some protection from settlement and poaching. O. callotis is considered “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources but as a subspecies of O. beisa, which is listed as “Near Threatened.”

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Oryx callotis (Artiodactyla: Bovidae)
Series title Mammalian Species
DOI 10.1644/897.1
Volume 45
Issue 897
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 11 p.
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