Greater kudu

Greater kudu
Male greater kudu.jpg
Male at Kruger National Park in South Africa
Tragelaphus strepsiceros (female).jpg
Female at Chudop waterhole, Etosha in Namibia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Bovinae
Genus:Tragelaphus
Species:
T. strepsiceros
Binomial name
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
(Pallas, 1766)
Subspecies
  • Tragelaphus strepsiceros chora
  • Tragelaphus strepsiceros cottoni
  • Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Tragelaphus strepsiceros.png
Ranges of the subspecies

     T. s. cottoni      T. s. chora     T. s. strepsiceros

Synonyms

Strepsiceros chora
Strepsiceros cottoni
Strepsiceros strepsiceros
Strepsiceros zambesiensis

The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas due to declining habitat, deforestation, and poaching.[2] The greater kudu is one of two species commonly known as kudu, the other being the lesser kudu, T. imberbis.

Etymology of the name

Kudu (/ DOO), or koodoo, is the Khoikhoi name for this antelope. Trag- (Greek) denotes a goat and elaphos (Greek) a deer. Strepho (Greek) means "twist", and strephis is "twisting". Keras (Greek) refers to the horn of the animal.[3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Koedoe
العربية: كود أكبر
azərbaycanca: Böyük kudu
беларуская: Вялікі куду
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вялікі куду
български: Голям куду
brezhoneg: Koudou bras
català: Cudú gros
čeština: Kudu velký
chiShona: Nhoro
dansk: Stor kudu
Diné bizaad: Jádítsoh
eesti: Suurkudu
Esperanto: Granda kuduo
euskara: Kudu handi
français: Grand koudou
한국어: 큰쿠두
ქართული: დიდი კუდუ
лезги: ЧIехи куду
lietuvių: Didžioji kudu
magyar: Nagy kudu
Nederlands: Grote koedoe
日本語: クーズー
پنجابی: وڈا کڈو
polski: Kudu wielkie
русский: Большой куду
Sesotho sa Leboa: Tholo
slovenčina: Kudu veľký
српски / srpski: Велики куду
suomi: Isokudu
svenska: Större kudu
Türkçe: Büyük kudu
удмурт: Бадӟым куду
українська: Куду великий
اردو: بڑا کڈو
Tiếng Việt: Linh dương Kudu lớn
中文: 扭角林羚