Van der Walt et al. (2013) argue that the matter of species versus subspecies status is far from resolved. Their genetic study, based on 34 Bontebok and 42 Blesbok (D. p. phillipsi) individuals, indicated that the classification of alpha taxonomy should be reconsidered in this genus and that management should seek to avoid hybridisation and sustain remaining diversity in the Bontebok.
|Title of host publication||The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa|
|Editors||Matthew F. Child, Lizanne Roxburgh, Emmanuel Do Linh San, Domitilla Raimondo, Harriet T. Davies-Mostert|
|Publisher||South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2016|