Nanger

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Nanger
Grant's-gazelle.jpg
Grant's Gazelle (Nanger granti)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Tribe: Antilopini
Genus: Nanger
Lataste, 1885

Nanger is a genus of antelopes, commonly called gazelles. Nanger was originally considered a subgenus within the genus Gazella, but has since been elevated to genus status. The three species within the genus Nanger are:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
MhorrGazelle2.jpg Nanger dama Dama gazelle Chad, Mali, and Niger
Grant Gazelle.jpg Nanger granti Grant's gazelle northern Tanzania to South Sudan and Ethiopia, and from the Kenyan coast to Lake Victoria
Soemmerring's Gazelle, St. Louis Zoo.jpg Nanger soemmerringii Soemmerring's gazelle Horn of Africa