Grazing antelope

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Grazing antelopes
Temporal range: Pleistocene to recent
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Hippotragus niger
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Hippotraginae
Brooke, 1876


A grazing antelope which is any of the species of antelope that make up the subfamily Hippotraginae' of the family Bovidae. As grazers, rather than browsers, the "Hippo" in Hippotraginae refers to the slightly horse-like characteristics of body size and proportions: long legs and a solid body with a relatively thick muscular neck.