Dibatag Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Subfamily: Antilopinae Genus: Ammodorcas Species: A. clarkei Binomial name Ammodorcas clarkei
The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), or Clarke's gazelle, is an antelope found in the sandy grasslands of Ethiopia and Somalia. Not a true gazelle, it is similarly marked, with a long, furry black tail which is raised in flight. This gave rise to its name, which means "erect tail" in Somali.
Male dibatags weigh between 28 to 35 kilograms, and females range from 22 to 29 kilograms.
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