Ourebia ourebi kenyae Meinhertzhagen, 1905:169

Kenya oribi



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ourebia ourebi keniae Meinhertzhagen, 1905:169; Ourebia ourebia kenyae Meinhertzhagen, 1905:169 (orthological error); Ourebia ourebi keniae Meinhertzhagen, 1905:169 (orthological error); Ourebia ourebia keniae Meinhertzhagen, 1905:169 (orthological error)


This subspecies was apparently rather yellow with a black tail (Grubb, 1986:4).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1966 (Cade, 1966); 1980's (Hillman et al., 1988)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



the lower slopes of Mount Kenya, Kenya


Biology & Ecology









Original scientific description:

Meinhertzhagen, Richard. (1905). Notes on a New Oribi Antelope from the Kenya District, British East Africa. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1: 169-170.


Other references:

Cade, C. E. (1966). A note on the behaviour of the Kenyan Oribi Ourebia ourebi in captivity. International Zoo Yearbook 6: 205.

East, R. (1999). African Antelope Database 1999. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Grubb, Peter. (1986). Notes on some Antelope Subspecies. Gnusletter 1986(January): 3-4.

Hillman, J. C., G. R. Cunningham-van Someren, C. G. Gakahu, and R. East. (1988). Kenya, pp. 41-53. In: East, R. (ed.). Antelopes. Global Survey and Regional Action Plans. Part 1. East and Northeast Africa. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. (2008). Ourebia ourebi ssp. kenyae. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 30 October 2011.

IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Ourebia ourebi ssp. kenyae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15732A5074610. Accessed on 04 July 2022.

Stewart and Stewart. (1963). J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 107.


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