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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Nyala
Tragelaphus angasii
Native: S Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa (N and E Limpopo Prov., E Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland (extinct, reintroduced), and N and S Zimbabwe.Introduced to private land (in other places than the native distribution) in South Africa and Namibia.
2 Mountain Nyala
Tragelaphus buxtoni
Endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia, south-east of the Rift Valley.
3 Giant Eland
Tragelaphus derbianus
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; DR Congo, Guinea; Mali; Senegal; Sudan
4     Western Giant Eland
    Tragelaphus derbianus derbianus
Guinea; Mali; Senegal
5     Eastern Giant Eland
    Tragelaphus derbianus gigas
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; DR Congo; Sudan
6 Bongo
Tragelaphus eurycerus
7     Lowland Bongo
    Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus
From Sierra Leone to Benin, being absent east of the Dahomey Gap, and then continues east of the Adamawa Highlands in Cameroon to southern Sudan and DR Congo.
8     Mountain Bongo
    Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci
now confined to four completely isolated populations in patches of forest on Mt. Kenya, the Mau and Eburu forests, and the Aberdares in Kenya
9 Lesser Kudu
Tragelaphus imberbis
Occupies semi-arid areas of north-eastern Africa, commonly known as the Somali-Masai Arid Zone of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania. Its range extends from ca. 12░ N in the Awash area of Ethiopia southward through southern Ethiopia, much of Somalia except the north and northeast (i.e. east of 46░ E and north of 08░N), most of Kenya except the southwest, extreme southeast Sudan, extreme northeast Uganda to northeast and central Tanzania (Leuthold in press). It is extinct in Djibouti
10 Common Eland
Tragelaphus oryx
Common Eland formerly occurred throughout the savanna woodlands of eastern and southern Africa, extending from southern Sudan and Ethiopia into high-altitude grasslands and the arid savannas and scrublands of the Kalahari and Karoo in southern Africa. It has been eliminated from more than half of its former range by the expansion of human populations, and their numbers have decreased dramatically since the 1970s as a result of civil wars and their aftermath in countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Angola and Mozambique. They are now extinct in Burundi. However, Common Eland have been reintroduced to a number of game ranches and private ranchland in southern Africa (particularly South Africa), and this has done much to bolster numbers. In addition, animals have been introduced widely outside of their natural range; for example, although their natural range in Namibia is restricted to the northeastern parts, they now occur widely on game ranches in the southern and central parts (IUCN).
11 Bushbuck
Tragelaphus scriptus
The Bushbuck ranges very widely in sub-Saharan Africa, occurring in 40 African countries, more than any other antelope species. They range from Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea Bissau through West Africa, south of the Sahara, to north-east Africa then southwards throughout East Africa and the more mesic areas of southern Africa to the Western Cape of South Africa. The only sub-Saharan country from which they have not recently been recorded, and where they may formerly have occurred, is Lesotho. (IUCN 2009).
12     Menelik's Bushbuck
    Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki
Ethiopian highlands
13 Sitatunga
Tragelaphus spekii
The Sitatunga probably occurred formerly alongside waterways throughout the lowland forest zone of West and Central Africa, extending into swamp systems in the savanna zones of Central, East and southern Africa. It is now rare and localized in West Africa, but it remains widespread and locally common in the Central African forests and in some swamp systems within the savannas of Central, East and southern Africa. They are now extinct in Niger and probably Togo, but have been confirmed as still surviving in Ghana.
14 Greater Kudu
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Historically, the Greater Kudu occurred over much of eastern and southern Africa, from Chad nearly to the Red Sea, south to the Eastern Cape, west to Namibia and north to mid-Angola. It has disappeared from substantial areas, mainly in the north of its range. The species seems now to be extinct at least in Somalia; there is no recent information on their status in Sudan or Djibouti.

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