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Video footage: Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. It is placed in genus Kobus of family Bovidae.
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Definition of the noun family bovidae

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  1. true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for family Bovidae

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats: A Comprehensive Guide ...

Robinson, courtesy of USD 57 HOOVED ANIMALS: CARIBOU The Cow Family (Family Bovidae)...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Brown bear - cheetah (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

This group belongs to the subfamily Bovinae, which in turn is contained within the large family Bovidae. Other members of the Bovidae include antelopes, sheep, goats and the pronghorn antelope. Buffalo are also related to deer, camels, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Family Bovidae (hollow ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

a genus (Family Bovidae) of cattle and related ruminants. B. bison ( American bison; buffalo). a large animal with a massive head and shoulders with short, curly, brown hair. Large numbers of bison were slaughtered by "buffalo hunters" in ...

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (1998)

by Alan Stephens

family Bovidae. and within the genus there are a number oi different specres. The European domesticated cattle are Bos taurus; the lndian and African domesticated cattle are Bos indicus; the buffalo is Bos bubalus. The mam breeds of ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

a member of the wild cattle group ofthe family Bovidae. Brown or black with white stockings and rump patch. B.gaurus along-horned, dark-colored with light belly and stockings,wild cattle. Tall, 6 ft at ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

Order Hyracoidea Hyraxes Order TubuWentata Aardvark Order Amodactyla Even -toed ungulates Family Bovidae Cattle, antelopes, and sheep DEER family C en/ idae Deer Family Tragulidae Chevrotains Family Moschidae Musk deer Family ...

Google previewMason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack (2016)

by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg

The informal term antelope is widely used to include Old World genera within the family Bovidae (as opposed to the deer of the family Cervidae) that are not cattle, sheep, goats, water buffalo or bison. A characteristic of the Bovidae is that they ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

Ungulate of the species Oryx gazella (mammalian order Artiodactyla, family Bovidae) that inhabits the arid plains and deserts from Ethiopia and Somalia to Namibia and eastern South Africa. They are large (length of body 180 -235 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Bio-Medecine (2001)

by Rita Singh

family Bovidae, order Ungulata. Description. The pancreas of the pig is a compact organ lying transversely across the body behind the stomach; in the ox it is a diffuse gland and weighs ...

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Small photo of (Cute Baby Goats) The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae.Small photo of The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae.Small photo of The muskox, also spelled musk ox and musk-ox, Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, Alaska, USA More...

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