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East African Sitatunga - Species Detail
||Northern Sitatunga, Speke's Sitatunga
Tragelaphus spekei spekei
Has also been called northern sitatunga or Speke sitatunga, but we think "East African sitatunga" identifies it most accurately, because that is where it is found.
DESCRIPTION Grayish brown in color, with faint white stripes. May have white spots on the hindquarters. Females are a bright reddish brown.
DISTRIBUTION Swamps and marshes in the Bahr-el-Ghazal region of southern Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and adjacent parts of Kivu Province in Congo (K), western Kenya and northwestern Tanzania.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes spekei (west of Lake Victoria), typicus, ugallae (Ugalla, Tanzania) and wilhelmi (Ruhuhuma Swamp, Rwanda), with spekei Sclater, 1864 having priority.
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