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Tiang - Species Detail
Damaliscus lunatus tiang
Tiang (Sp), Tiang (G), Tiang (F). Tiang is a local name for this animal in the Bahr-el-Ghazal region of Sudan.
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 50 inches (127 cm). Weight 270 pounds (122 kg).
The tiang is intermediate in body and horn size between the korrigum and topi. Its coloration is a rich reddish bay with an iridescent purplish tinge. The bluish-black patches on its shoulders, hips and upper legs are more extensive than in the korrigum. As in the topi, but unlike the korrigum, the lower legs are bright tan, contrasting with the reddish body color. The horns (both sexes) are decidedly shorter and a little slimmer than those of the korrigum, and not as sharply turned up at the tips.
BEHAVIOR AND HABITAT As for korrigum.
DISTRIBUTION Southern Sudan, western and southwestern Ethiopia, extreme northeastern Uganda, and northwestern Kenya.
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