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This article is about the genus containing the blackbuck. See Antelope for the general term.
Antilope cervicapra from velavadar.JPG
Antilope cervicapra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetartiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Antilope
Pallas, 1766
Type species
Antilope cervicapra
Linnaeus, 1758

Antilope is a genus in the subfamily Antilopinae that consists of a single living species, the blackbuck (A. cervicapra).[1][2] The genus also includes fossil species, such as A. subtorta, A. planicornis, and A. intermedius.[3]


  1. ^ Ellerman, J. R., Morrison-Scott, T. C. S. (1966). Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian mammals 1758 to 1946. Second edition. British Museum of Natural History, London.
  2. ^ Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Artiodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 637–722. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. 
  3. ^ Khan, M.A.; Ghaffar, A.; Farooq, U.; Akhtar, M. (2006). "Ruminant fauna from the Tertiary hills (Neogene) of the Siwaliks of Pakistan". Journal of Applied Sciences 6 (1): 131–137. doi:10.3923/jas.2006.131.137.