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Arabian gazelle

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Artiodactyla
Subfamily  Antilopinae
Scientific name  Gazella arabica
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bovidae
Genus  Gazella
Higher classification  Gazelle
Similar  Gazelle, Mountain gazelle, Saudi gazelle, Mammal, Red gazelle

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The Arabian gazelle (Gazella arabica) is a species of gazelle known from the Arabian Peninsula. Until recently, it was only known from a single lectotype specimen mistakenly thought to have been collected on the Farasan Islands in the Red Sea in 1825. A 2013 genetic study of the lectotype specimen revealed that skull and skin do not stem from the same individual but belong to two distinct lineages of the mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella), necessitating restriction of the lectotype to the skin to conserve nomenclatural stability. A later study formalized the use of Gazella arabica for the Arabian lineage of the mountain gazelle, and synonymized Gazella erlangeri with G. arabica.


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