Alcelaphus caama colour morph 'caama'

Cape red hartebeest



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Alcephalus buselaphus caama Cuvier, 1803/4


An extinct colour morph of the Red hartebeest


Conservation Status

An extinct colour morph of the Red hartebeest

Last record: 1938 (Goodwin & Goodwin, 1973)



South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Grub, Peter. (1999). Types and type localities of ungulates named from southern Africa. Koedoe 42(2): 13-45.


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