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Dibatag
Ammodorcas clarkei
Information
Common Name Clarke's Gazelle
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Ammodorcas
Species A. clarkei
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable
The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), is an Antelope found in the sandy grasslands of Ethiopia and Somalia. Not a true gazelle, it is similarly marked, with a long, furry, black tail which is raised in flight. This gave rise to its name, which means "erect tail" in Somali.

The dibatag is listed by the IUCN as "vulnerable" to extinction due to hunting and human disturbance (including war). Only a few thousand individuals are left, with no captive population.

Male dibatags weigh between 28 and 35 kg (62 and 77 lb), and females range from 22 to 29 kg (49 to 64 lb).

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