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East African Oryx

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East African Oryx
The East African Oryx (Oryx beisa), also known as the Beisa[2] occurs in two subspecies, Common Beisa Oryx (Oryx beisa beisa) found in steppe and semi-desert throughout the Horn of Africa and north of the Tana River, and Fringe-eared Oryx (Oryx beisa callotis) south of the Tana River in Kenya and parts of Tanzania. Some taxonomists consider it a subspecies of the Gemsbok (Oryx gazella), but they are genetically distinct (2n=56 for Beisa and 2n=58 for Gemsbok).
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