Nanger dama mhorr (Bennett, 1833)

Mhorr, Mhorr gazelle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Antilope mhorr Bennett, 1833 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Extinct in the Wild (Gippoliti, 2020:4)

Last record: 1968



northern Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bennet, E. T. (1833). Character of a new species of antelope (Antilope mhorr) presented by E.W.A Drummond Hay in. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1-2, London.


Other references:

Abaigar, Teresa et al. (2019). The first reintroduction project for mhorr gazelle (Nanger dama mhorr) into the wild: Knowledge and experience gained to support future conservation actions. Global Ecology and Conservation 19: e00680.

Abaigar, Teresa et al. (2020). Habitat requirements of the Mhorr gazelle: What does this species need to survive in the wild? Global Ecology and Conservation 24: e01389.

Domínguez, Sonia, Cervantes, Isabel, Gutiérrez, Juan Pablo and Moreno, Eulalia. (2024). Pedigree analysis in the mhorr gazelle (Nanger dama mhorr): Genetic variability evolution of the captive population. Ecology and Evolution 14: e10876.

Gippoliti, Spartaco. (2020). Everything mammal conservation biologists always wanted to know about taxonomy (but were afraid to ask). Journal for Nature Conservation 54: 1257.

Schreiber, A., Moreno, E., Groves, C. and Robovský, J. (2018). Systematics and the management units of the dama gazelle Nanger dama. Gnusletter 35: 8-12.

Senn, H., Banfield, L., Wacher, T., Newby, J., Rabeil, T., Kaden, J. et al. (2014). Splitting or Lumping? A Conservation Dilemma Exemplified by the Critically Endangered Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama). PLoS ONE 9(6): e98693.


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