Alcelaphus buselaphus tora NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.The tora hartebeest ( Alcelaphus buselaphus tora) is an extremely endangered antelope, native to Eritrea and Ethiopia. It has possibly been extirpated from Sudan. One of the most critically endangered large mammals in the world, it is threatened by poaching and habitat loss.The hartebeest , also known as kongoni, is an African antelope. Eight subspecieshave been described, including two sometimes considered to be independent species. A large antelope, the hartebeest stands just over 1 m (3.3 ft) at the shoulder, and has a typical head-and-body length of 200 to 250 cm (79 to 98 in). The weight ranges from 100 to 200 kg (220 to 440 lb). It has a particularly elongated forehead and oddly shaped horns, short neck, and pointed ears. Its legs, which often have black markings, are unusua…
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|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Endangered||07/27/1979||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
|06/25/1979||44 FR 37124 37127||Final Endangered Status for 25 Foreign Species of Mammals and Birds|
|04/19/1978||43 FR 16524 16527||Proposed Endangered Status for 25 Foreign Species of Mammals and Birds|