Antilopinae


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Antilopinae

[‚an·tə′lōp·ə‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The antelopes, a subfamily of artiodactyl mammals in the family Bovidae.
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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).
In fact, zoologists distinguish five subfamilies of the Bovidae family (Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Antilopinae, and Caprinae), almost all of them containing at least one antelope, especially the Hippotraginae and the Antilopinae, the most typical antelopes.
Most true antelopes are members of the subfamilies Hippotraginae and Antilopinae.