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Red Hartebeest
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Alcelaphus
Species: A. caama
Binomial name
Alcelaphus caama
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803[2][3]

Alcelaphus buselaphus caama G. Cuvier, 1804

The Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus caama) is a species[3] of even-toed ungulate in the Bovidae family. It is found in South Africa. There are more than 130,000 individuals left. The Red Hartebeest is closely related to the Tsessebe and the Topi.


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. caama. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 January 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  2. ^ Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, É. 1803. Catalogue des mammifères du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 272 pp.
  3. ^ a b Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. Available online


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