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Raphicerus sharpei (Sharpe's grysbok)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Sharpe's or northern grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei) is a small, shy, solitary antelope that is found from tropical to south-eastern Africa.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.26
EDGE Score: 1.98


Adult Weight [1]  20.94 lbs (9.50 kg)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  90 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Nocturnal [3]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Itigi-Sumbu thicket Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian coastal flooded savanna Mozambique Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
South Luangwa National Park II 2220358 Zambia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No


Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)[4]
Canis adustus (Side-striped Jackal)[4]
Canis mesomelas (Black-backed Jackal)[4]
Caracal caracal (Caracal)[4]
Crocuta crocuta (Spotted Hyena)[4]
Homo sapiens (man)[4]
Hyaena brunnea (Brown Hyena)[4]
Panthera leo (Lion)[4]


Parasitized by 
Avitellina centripunctata[5]
Cooperia curticei <Unverified Name>[5]
Cooperia fuelleborni <Unverified Name>[5]
Cooperia hungi <Unverified Name>[5]
Cooperia neitzi <Unverified Name>[5]
Cooperia punctata[5]
Haemonchus bedfordi[5]
Haemonchus contortus (red stomach worm)[5]
Haemonchus krugeri[5]
Haemonchus mitchelli[5]
Haemonchus vegliai <Unverified Name>[5]
Impalaia taurotragi <Unverified Name>[5]
Impalaia tuberculata <Unverified Name>[5]
Linognathus kimi[4]
Longistrongylus sabie[5]
Oesophagostomum columbianum[5]
Oesophagostomum multifoliatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Oesophagostomum walkeri <Unverified Name>[5]
Solenopotes natalensis[4]
Stilesia hepatica <Unverified Name>[5]
Trichostrongylus axei[5]
Trichostrongylus colubriformis[5]
Trichuris globulosa[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Marwell Zimbabwe Trust

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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