Extinction of the Bluebuck Antelope

Humans exterminated the largest mammal the Bluebuck (Hippotragus leucophoeus), a species of southern African antelope. The last known specimen was killed in 1799.

Date:
      1799
Location:
      South Africa

Additional Information:

  • Bluebuck – Wikipedia
    †Hippotragus leucophaeus The bluebuck (Afrikaans: bloubok /ˈblaʊbɒk/) or blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) is an extinct species of antelope that lived in South Africa until around 1800. It is congeneric with the roan antelope and sable antelope (belonging in the genus Hippotragus), but was smaller than either.
  • Hippotragus leucophaeus: INFORMATION – ADW
    Hippotragus leucophaeusblue buck … Bluebucks were rather large, bluish-grey antelope with horns that were more or less intermediate size between those of …
  • Hippotragus leucophaeus (Bluebuck) – IUCN Red List
    Bluebuck. Hippotragus leucophaeus. Citation. Kerley, G. & Child, M.F. 2017. Hippotragus leucophaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.
  • Bluebuck videos, photos and facts – Hippotragus leucophaeus …
    Slightly smaller than its living relatives the roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) and the sable antelope (Hippotragus niger), the bluebuck’s most striking feature …
  • Bluebuck – Facts and Figures – ThoughtCo
    Mar 17, 2017 – Bluebuck; also known as Hippotragus leucophaeus. Habitat: Plains of South Africa. Historical Epoch: Late Pleistocene-Modern (500,000-200 …

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