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Scientific Name:
Alcelaphus buselaphus

Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
2 subspecies endangered: Swayne's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei), Tora Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus tora)

Group: Mammals

Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: A. b. swaynei - June 2, 1970, A. b. tora - June 25, 1979

Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Egypt, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan

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