Aepyceros datoadeni

Name: Aepyceros datoadeni.
Phonetic: Ay-pe-seh-ros da-toe-a-den-e.
Named By: Denis Geraads,‭ ‬René Bobe‭ & ‬Kaye Reed‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Bovidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬datoadeni.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavaialble.
Known locations: Ethiopia.
Time period: Piacenzian of the Pliocene.
Fossil representation: Remains to identify a distinct species.

       A.‭ ‬datoadeni was a prehistoric and now extinct species of Impala.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬datoadeni was essentially the same as A.‭ ‬melampus,‭ ‬though was significantly smaller.‭ ‬Today the species A.‭ ‬melampus is still alive in Africa,‭ ‬and it can be further dived into two sub species‭; ‬A.‭ ‬melampus melampus and A.‭ ‬melampus petersi‭ (‬a.k.a.‭ ‬Black-faced Impala‭)‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Pliocene Bovidae‭ (‬Mammalia‭) ‬from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru,‭ ‬Lower Awash,‭ ‬Ethiopia,‭ ‬Denis Geraads,‭ ‬René Bobe‭ & ‬Kaye Reed‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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