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Sing-sing Waterbuck - Species Detail
Kobus ellipsiprymnus unctuosus
"Sing-sing" is from the Bambara sine sine for this animal. Also called West African defassa waterbuck.
DESCRIPTION The most distinct of the defassa group. Overall color is light reddish to grayish brown, with darker flanks that are sharply demarcated from the white rump patch. There is much less white on the face than in the East African defassa.
DISTRIBUTION Central African Republic, southern Chad, and from central and northern Cameroon westward to Senegal.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes annectens, (C.A.R.), tschadensis (Chad), and unctuosus (Cameroon west to Senegal), with unctuosus Laurillard, 1842 having priority.
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