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Encyclopedia > Cuvier's Gazelle
?Cuvier's Gazelle
Conservation status: Endangered
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Gazella
Species: G. cuvieri
Binomial name
Gazella cuvieri
(Ogilby, 1841)

Cuvier's Gazelle Gazella cuvieri is a species of gazelle from northern Africa. It was named for the scientist Georges Cuvier. The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy). ... Phyla Subregnum Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subregnum Agnotozoa Placozoa (trichoplax) Orthonectida (orthonectids) Rhombozoa (dicyemids) Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) (radial symmetry) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Bilateria (unranked) (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (parasitic to flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Subclass Multituberculata (extinct) Plagiaulacida Cimolodonta Subclass Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Subclass Triconodonta (extinct) Subclass Eutheria (excludes extinct ancestors) Afrosoricida Anagaloidea (extinct) Artiodactyla Carnivora Cetacea Chiroptera Cimolesta (extinct) Creodonta (extinct) Condylarthra (extinct) Dermoptera Desmostylia (extinct) Dinocerata (extinct) Embrithopoda (extinct) Hyracoidea Insectivora Lagomorpha Litopterna (extinct) Macroscelidea Mesonychia (extinct) Notoungulata (extinct) Perissodactyla Pholidota Plesiadapiformes... Families Suidae Hippopotamidae Tayassuidae Camelidae Tragulidae Moschidae Cervidae Giraffidae Antilocapridae Bovidae The even-toed ungulates form the mammal order Artiodactyla. ... Subfamilies Bovinae Cephalophinae Hippotraginae Antilopinae Caprinae A bovid is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. ... Species Several, see text A gazelle is an antelope of the genus Gazella. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... William Ogilby (1808 - 1873) was an Irish barrister and naturalist. ... Species Several, see text A gazelle is an antelope of the genus Gazella. ... For other uses, see Africa (disambiguation). ... The physicist Albert Einstein is probably historys most widely recognized scientist. ... Georges Cuvier Baron Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert Cuvier (August 23, 1769–May 13, 1832) was a French naturalist and zoologist. ...


From 3rd Grader Evan Mageo's Research


Appearance


The Cuvier’s Gazelle’s coloration is a very dark brown back, it’s head and legs match with a white belly and a ramp patch. The tail is a tiny black and the top of his (or her) nose has a distinct black spot. The gazelle’s face has black lines running from the large ears to the nose. It has upright, curled horns that are present in both sexes and may reach 35 cm in length.


Habitat


Cuvier’s Gazelle are found in a range of habitats, including open oak forests, open country, mostly grasslands, vineyards and are quite rare in stony desert plateaus. It appears only at high altitude in the Atlas Mountains.


Behavior


Cuvier’s Gazelles live in spaced out areas and generally are not seen in groups bigger than eight animals. Groups usually contain one male and females with young.


Food Supply


Like most gazelles in nature, Cuvier’s Gazelle are always on the run chewing grass and succulent plants. As with most ruminants, they consume large quantities of plants and grass then lie in a safe, cool place to eat their cud, a process which further absorbing their very high cellulose nutrition.


Fact Files


These gazelles are the only gazelle to give birth to twins. They are very rare. They are the only gazelles native to the north of the Sahara Desert.


Reproduction


The Cuvier’s Gazelle can only give birth to two offsprings.


Enemies and Endangerment


The enemies of the gazelle are domestic sheep, goats and humans. The sheep and goats compete with the gazelles for grazing spots sometimes pushing them out of their territory. Humans hunt them for their meat and rare skin.


Saving My Animal


Two things can be done to save my animal. One is to pass laws making it illegal to hunt them. The other is to make more places for them to graze.


References

  • Antelope Specialist Group (1996). Gazella cuvieri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Listed as Endangered (EN C2a v2.3)

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List and Red Data List), created in 1963, is the worlds most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ...

External links

  • ARKive - images and movies of the Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri)

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