Hippotraginae

Hippotraginae

 

a subfamily of the family Bovidae of the order Artiodactyla, which includes the scimitar antelope, other oryxes, and the addax. They are large animals, measuring up to 2 m at the withers and weighing up to 280 kg. Both males and females have long horns (sometimes longer than 1 m), which are straight or curved (arched or U-shaped) with very sharp tips. The ears are long, and the tail is up to 50 cm long, with a tuft of long hairs at the end. The body is covered with short hair, and sometimes there is a short mane. Coloration ranges from off-white or gray to black. Light and dark stripes and spots alternate on the muzzle. The Hippotraginae are found in the deserts and semideserts of Africa and Arabia.

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Of these 65 clades, we eliminated 33 because their members had large body size or were primates (Loridae, Galagonidae, Cercopithecinae, Colobinae, Hominidae, Canidae, Acinonychinae, Felinae, Pantherinae, Herpestinae, Hyaeninae, Protelinae, Lutrinae, Mellivorinac, Mustelinae, Nandinimae, Viverrinae, Elephantidae, Rhinocerotidae, Orycteropodidae, Aepycerotinae, Alcelaphinae, Antilopinae, Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Reduncinae, Phacochoerinae, Suinae, Hippopotamidae, Tragulidae, Giraffidae, Manidae).