Antelope, common name for many cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family of bovids (Bovidae), but it differs from other representatives of more graceful physique and horns directed mainly upwards and backwards, rather than to the sides. Antelope horns are somewhat similar to the goat, which, in particular, is reflected in many scientific names of animals, often made from the Greek. tragos – goat. The term “antelope” (from the Greek. Antholops – horned animal) has no taxonomic significance and applies to more than 100 species differ markedly and subspecies (geographic races) bovids.

Antelope were widely distributed in Europe, Asia and Africa since the early Pliocene (about 5 million. Years ago) until the end of the Pleistocene (10,000 years ago). Currently, they can be found only in Africa and South Asia, and in Africa more diversity. In North America, these antelopes no: dwells there like them externally pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) belongs to a different family (Antilocapridae).

The smallest size of a rabbit, dwarf antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus) resides in West Africa. At the same time it is the finest of all hoofed mammals: body length 50-60 cm, tail – 7.5 cm, height at the withers is only 30 cm and a weight of 3-5 kg. The largest antelope – Eland (Taurotragus oryx) – like a bull, as reflected in its Latin name, which translates as “kozlobyk.” In a large male body can reach a length of 3.4 m, and the tail – 90 cm, height at the withers 1,8 m, weight 900 kg. Giant eland (T. derbianus), despite the name, are somewhat smaller.

Separation bovids into smaller groups and distribution of species it is not definitively settled. In the mid-20th century. Some authors distinguish this family of 5 subfamilies, many now bring their number to 10. This article describes the 9 of them are overlooked only subfamily Caprinae (sheep, goats and related forms, such as musk ox).

Antilope IPad Free Background Amazing Wallpaper

view : 323 views
1600X1200

Antilope Apple Top HD Wallpapers

view : 359 views
1600X1200

Antilope Apple Free HD Background High Resolution Wallpapers

view : 316 views
1600X1200

Antilope Top Free HD Background Apple Wallpaper

view : 332 views
1600X1200

Antilope IPhone HD Picture Gorgeous Wallpaper

view : 417 views
800X1200

Antilope IPhone Gorgeous HD Wallpaper

view : 254 views
1600X1200

Antilope High Resolution Free Background Apple Wallpapers

view : 320 views
887X1200

Antilope High Resolution Picture Full Screen

view : 284 views
1920X1200

Antilope Gorgeous Top Wallpaper

view : 766 views
1920X1200

Antilope Full Screen Windows Free Wallpaper

view : 432 views
1600X1200

Antilope Android Free HD Background IPhone Free Wallpaper

view : 518 views
1600X1200

Antilope Beautiful Free HD Wallpaper Windows HD Wallpapers

view : 384 views
1800X1200

Antilope Apple Free Background Windows Free Wallpaper

view : 360 views
900X1200

Antilope Mac Free Background Apple HD Wallpapers

view : 324 views
649X1200

Antilope Windows Mac HiRes Wallpaper

view : 597 views
1600X1200

Antilope Cool HD Picture Amazing Wallpaper

view : 2,670 views
1920X1200

Page 2 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 7