Antelopes, cattle, gazelles, goats, sheep, and relatives
Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Facts about the family Bovidae, the antelopes, cattle, gazelles, goats, sheep, and relatives
Although the term BOVINE applies to cows and closely related animals, such as buffalo, the term BOVIDAE is a family of mammals (with 137 species grouped in 45 genera, one of which is the abovementioned bos or bovines) that includes cow, goat, sheep, antelope, gazelle, mountain goat, gnu, wildebeest (same as Gnu, just testing to see if
buxtoni CLASSIFICATION: The family Bovidae is very large, including everything with true horns in its ranks.
contents Japanese serow (kamoshika) The kamoshika, an even-toed ungulate of the family Bovidae, is found in central and southern Japan -Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu - in subalpine forests 1,500-2,500m above sea level.
The Bovidae is comprised of 138 species, including the antelope, cattle, bison or buffalo, goats, and sheep of the world.
The mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus, in the family Bovidae, is not a true goat (Capra) but rather a member of a group (tribe Rupicaprini) known as goat-antelopes.
The position of the genus Capra (to all the members of which, as well as some allied species, the name goat in its wider sense is applicable) in the family Bovidae is indicated in the article BovmAE, and some of the distinctions between goats and sheep are mentioned in the article SHEEP.
The wildebeest, or gnu, of the genus Connochaetes in the family Bovidae, is an antelope with down-curving horns from the grassy plains of central and southern Africa.
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