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Population status and distribution patterns of puku

AutorInnen: 
Rduch, Vera
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2014
Vollständiger Titel: 
Population status and distribution patterns of puku (Kobus vardonii Livingstone, 1857) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia
Autor/-innen des ZFMK: 
Publiziert in: 
African Journal of Ecology
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
10.1111/aje.12166
Keywords: 
Bovidae, Kobus vardonii, distribution, Zambia
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Rduch, V. (2014): Population status and distribution patterns of puku (Kobus vardonii Livingstone, 1857) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia. - African Journal of Ecology 53: 121-125.
Abstract: 

The puku (Kobus vardonii Livingstone, 1857) is a medium-sized member of the Reduncini (Bovidae) with a golden-yellow coat with horns in males only and distributed along rivers and lakes in south central Africa. This is a common species in protected areas in Zambia, but recent population estimates are lacking. Kasanka National Park (KasNP; 390 km²) is run by the Kasanka Trust Ltd. and is situated in the north of the Central Province of Zambia. Woodlands, especially miombo woodlands, cover 70% of KasNP but are interrupted by grasslands, that is, papyrus swamps, dambos and floodplains. In KasNP, data for the last study about puku in Zambia were collected in 1994. I (re)investigated this population with regard to numbers, population structure and distribution to assess possible changes and to provide new information about puku in Zambia.

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