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Uganda Kob - Species Detail
Kobus kob thomasi
Cobe de Thomas (F). Sometimes called Thomas kob after Oldfield Thomas, formerly of the British Museum.
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 35-36 inches. Weight 180-200 pounds (82-91 kg).
The Uganda kob is somewhat larger in body and horns than the western kob, but is similar in size to the white-eared kob. Overall color is a rich reddish. The leg markings are a deeper black than in the western kob. The white areas of the throat and face are more extensive and distinct than in the western kob, but less so than in the white-eared. Chin and muzzle are white, and there is a complete white ring around each eye. The back of the ears is buff, though the tips may be whitish.
DISTRIBUTION Northeastern Congo (K), western and northern Uganda, and southwestern Sudan west of the White Nile. Also in a narrow strip along the east bank of the White Nile in Sudan, from about the mouth of the Bahr-el-Ghazal southward to the Uganda border. Extinct in Kenya and Tanzania.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes alurae (northwestern Uganda, southern Sudan and northern Congo [K]), neumanni (western Uganda and northeastern Congo [K]), and thomasi (eastern Uganda, and formerly in western Kenya), with thomasi Sclater, 1896 having priority.
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