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Aepyceros melampus (impala)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Bovidae

Taxonomy
Antilope melampus was named by Lichtenstein (1812). It is extant.

It was recombined as Aepyceros melampus by Hassanin and Douzery (1999), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Gentry (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1812Antilope melampus Lichtenstein
1999Aepyceros melampus Hassanin and Douzery p. 893
2008Aepyceros melampus Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 979 figs. Fig. 5
2010Aepyceros melampus Gentry p. 771

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyBovidae
subfamilyAntilopinaeGray 1821
tribeAepycerotiniGray 1872
genusAepycerosSundevall 1847
speciesmelampus(Lichtenstein 1812)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: grazerf
Diet 2: browserf
Reproduction: viviparousf
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-09-22 12:01:17
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Pliocene to the top of the Holocene or 3.60000 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (70 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pliocene - Calabrian5.333 - 0.781Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21496 21532)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117Uganda Aepyceros melampus (22178)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21448 21454 21467 21472)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588South Africa Aepyceros melampus (22340)
Late/Upper Pliocene - Calabrian3.6 - 0.781Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21367 21370 21378 21421 21458 21462 21464 21476 21515)
Late/Upper Pliocene - Early/Lower Pleistocene3.6 - 0.781Kenya (Rift Valley) Aepyceros melampus (21288 21289 21291 21292)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Kenya (Rift Valley) Aepyceros melampus (21301 21304 21305 21342)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Tanzania Aepyceros melampus (21805)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21398 21410 21457 21461 21471 21474 21503 21504)
Gelasian - Calabrian2.588 - 0.781Kenya (Rift Valley) Aepyceros melampus (21350)
Gelasian - Calabrian2.588 - 0.781Ethiopia (Ethiopian Rift) Aepyceros melampus (22492)
Gelasian - Calabrian2.588 - 0.781Tanzania (Lake Natron Basin) Aepyceros melampus (22553 22558 22578 22583)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21963)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Tanzania (Serengeti Park) Aepyceros melampus (22548)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Swaziland Aepyceros melampus (21925)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Ethiopia Aepyceros melampus (22134 22156 22177)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0South Africa Aepyceros melampus (21949 21957)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Zambia Aepyceros melampus (21924)
Calabrian1.806 - 0.781Kenya (Rift Valley) Aepyceros melampus (21294 21343 21347)
Calabrian1.806 - 0.781Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21368 21402 21403 21415 21514)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.781 - 0.0117Tanzania Aepyceros melampus (21893)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.781 - 0.0117Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21276 21277)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Kenya (Athi-Kapiti) Aepyceros melampus (32126)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Kenya (Athi-Kapiti Plains) Aepyceros melampus (32138)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0South Africa Aepyceros melampus (21896)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Kenya Aepyceros melampus (21933 21936)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0South Africa (N. Transraal) Aepyceros melampus (21693)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Tanzania Aepyceros melampus (21690)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Swaziland Aepyceros melampus (21927 21955)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Zambia Aepyceros melampus (21894)