from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiar antelope, Ammodorcas clarkei, found in Somaliland.
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The slender dibatag, with its characteristic erect tail and long neck, is found in the bushlands of eastern Ethiopia and adjoining lowlands of northern and central Somalia.
The Horn of Africa is a notable center of endemism for mammals, particularly for antelopes such as the dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis, VU), hirola (Damaliscus hunteri, CR) and Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei, VU).
A number of rare larger mammals are also found: dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU), Soemmerrings gazelle (Gazella soemmerringii, VU), Salts dikdik (Madoqua saltiana) and Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei, VU).
Not much hope of being able to fasten on his throat like a young leopard on a dibatag, kudu or impala buck.
The most notable endemics are several antelope species, including the beira (Dorcatragus megalotis, VU), dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), Speke’s gazelle (Gazella spekei) and silver dikdik (Madoqua piacentinii, VU).
Five monotypic mammal genera are endemic to the hotspot, including the aforementioned beira and dibatag, as well as three small mammals: the Somali pygmy gerbil (Microdillus peeli), the ammodile (Ammodillus imbellis, VU) and Speke’s pectinator (Pectinator spekei).
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