Species Raphicerus melanotis (Thunberg, 1811) (Cape grysbok)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Artiodactyla
  • ---- family: Bovidae
  • ----- species: Raphicerus melanotis
Characteristics:herbivore; height: 50cm; the coat is dark, reddish brown with white speckles; the belly and insides of the legs are light brown; the ears are long and pointed; the males have short (8 cm) straight horns; it can be distinguished from the steenbok by the white speckles and the habitat;
South Africa
Albany thickets
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld
Montane fynbos and renosterveld
References:Cillié 1997: 56
Source: wikimedia
Date: 1894-01-01
Place: unknown
Creator: Philip Sclater
Permission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain
Source: wikimedia
Date: 2007-05-26
Place: De Hoop, South Africa
Creator: Jimfbleak
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Comments: reuploading my image from De Hoop, SA, Feb 2007 under correct species name

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