Sable antelope

Sable antelope
Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) adult male.jpg
Adult male Hippotragus niger niger, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Sable (Hippotragus niger) female crossing the road (16635641913), crop.jpg
H. n. niger cow in the southern Kruger National Park, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Hippotraginae
Genus:Hippotragus
Species:
H. niger
Binomial name
Hippotragus niger
Harris, 1838
Hippotragus niger distribution.svg
      geographic range

The sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) is an antelope which inhabits wooded savanna in East and Southern Africa, from the south of Kenya to South Africa, with a separate population in Angola.[2]

Taxonomy

The sable antelope shares the genus Hippotragus with the extinct bluebuck (H. leucophaeus) and the roan antelope (H. equinus), and is a member of the family Bovidae.[3]

In 1996, an analysis of mitochondrial DNA extracted from a mounted specimen of the bluebuck showed that it is outside the clade containing the roan and sable antelopes. The cladogram below shows the position of the sable antelope among its relatives, following the 1996 analysis:[4]


Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)

Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygarus)

Bluebuck (Hippotragus leucophaeus)

Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus)

Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Swartwitpens
العربية: ظبي سابل
български: Черна антилопа
brezhoneg: Antilopenn zu
čeština: Antilopa vraná
chiShona: Ngwarati
français: Hippotrague noir
한국어: 검은영양
isiZulu: Impalampala
Bahasa Melayu: Antelop Sabel
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဆေဗယ်‌တောဆိတ်
Nederlands: Sabelantilope
олык марий: Шем антилопа
پنجابی: سیبل ہرن
português: Palanca-negra
српски / srpski: Сабљаста антилопа
svenska: Sabelantilop
українська: Шаблеріг чорний
中文: 黑马羚