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Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Gray, 1821

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The Antilopinae are a subfamily of Bovidae. The gazelles, blackbucks, springboks, gerenuks, dibatags, and Central Asian gazelles are often referred to as "true antelopes", and are usually classified as the only representatives of the Antilopinae. True antelopes occur in much of Africa and Asia, with the highest concentration of species occurring in East Africa in Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania. The saigas and Tibetan antelopes are related to true antelopes (Antilopinae) and goats (Caprinae), but often placed in their own subfamily, Saiginae. These animals inhabit much of central and western Asia. The dwarf antelopes are sometimes placed in a separate subfamily, Neotraginae, and live entirely in sub-Saharan Africa. The antilopinae are a subfamily of bovidaes that roam the East African savannas, they have acclimated to possess wider insertion muscles to enable them to avoid predators in the open savanna.


Family Bovidae

Fossil genera[1]


  1. ^ "Antilopini". Biolib.
  2. ^ Kostopoulos, D. (1998). "Parastrepsiceros koufosi n. sp. (Mammalia: Bovidae); note on the possible presence of a Prostrepsiceros descendant in the latest Pliocene of northern Greece". Biology Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia.
  3. ^ "Praemadoqua". Fossilworks.