Western Hartebeest | Online Record Book Preview
This is a preview of the Western Hartebeest species only.
Once you subscribe you will be able to view all the entry details for hundreds of different species, including full score sheets and photos.
Western Hartebeest - Species Detail
Alcelaphus buselaphus major
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 48-54 inches (122-137 cm).
The western hartebeest is a relatively large hartebeest with a high frontal pedicel. General color is a dull sandy brown, with the front of the legs darker, and a distinctive white line between the eyes. The horns (both sexes) are thick, massive and U-shaped when viewed from the front. They grow upward, outward and slightly backward, then upward and forward, and finally bend sharply backward.
DISTRIBUTION From Senegal eastward to northern Cameroon.
TAXONOMIC NOTES This category includes three listed subspecies: invadens (northeastern Nigeria to northern Cameroon), major (Senegal and Guinea) and matschiei (Ivory Coast to central Nigeria), with major Blyth, 1869 having priority.
The Western Hartebeest currently has 240 Entries listed in the SCI Record Book!
Once you subscribe you'll be able to access photos and full socre sheets for all of these entries. Plus you can filter, sort, and search through all species and entries in the SCI database. If you would like to subscribe now to have access to the entire database, please click here.
Return to Top