Aepyceros melampus Lichtenstein 1812 (impala)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Bovidae

Alternative combination: Antilope melampus

Belongs to Aepyceros according to A. Hassanin and E. J. P. Douzery 1999

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008 and Gentry 2010

Sister taxa: Aepyceros premelampus, Aepyceros shungurae

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Quaternary of Ethiopia (4 collections), Kenya (28), South Africa (4), Swaziland (3), Tanzania (8), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (19), Uganda (1)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 70 collections each including a single occurrence

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