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Roberts Gazelle - Species Detail
Gazella granti robertsi
Named for F. Russel Roberts, who collected the specimens from which the race was described.
DESCRIPTION Similar to the southern Grant gazelle, except that the male's horns are not lyrate, but bend sharply outward at a point about one-third of their length from the base, so that the tips are very far apart, and the tips then bend either downward or backward. Females have normal horns. Flank bands in females are either absent or very faint.
DISTRIBUTION In Tanzania, from Mwanza on Lake Victoria to the Serengeti Plains; and northward to the Loita Plains in Kenya.
PLEASE NOTE Males with robertsi-type horns are often found in the same area with others that have typical granti-type horns, and individual animals may exhibit considerable variation in horn configuration. It is also possible to find heads with one robertsi horn and one granti horn. The Record Book accepts only those horns that are judged to have sufficient robertsi conformation.
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