Gazella rufifrons (*)
Gazella rufifrons Gray, 1846
* Eudorcas rufifrons (Gray, 1846)
* Gazella rufifrons on Mammal Species of the World.
The Red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons) is a species of gazelle that is widely but unevenly distributed across the middle Africa from Senegal to north-eastern 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.
Some authorities (e.g. Kingdon 1997) consider that Thomson's gazelle (E. thomsoni), of East Africa, is 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 genus status.
Kingdon, Jonathan (1997) The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego and London. Pp. 411–413. (ISBN 0-12-408355-2)
* IUCN Red List entry for Red-fronted gazelle - http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/8973/0
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