Bovidae


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Bovidae

[′bō·və‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of pecoran ruminants in the superfamily Bovoidea containing the true antelopes, sheep, and goats.

Bovidae

 

a family of mammals of the order Artiodactyla. Unlike the Cervidae (deer), the Bovidae have hollow horns that rest on projections of the frontal bones and that grow and are not replaced during the animal’s life. Upper incisors and canines are absent; the molars have crescent-shaped enamel ridges on the chewing surface. The stomach is complex and multichambered, and the cecum is well developed. The family Bovidae includes cattle, goats, sheep, and antelopes.

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Body weight and horn development in Alpine chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra (Bovidae, Caprinae).
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African antelopes are all bovids of the family Bovidae, and thus unlike their American counterparts, don't shed their horns during the non-breeding season.
Five of the 20 samples tested were donkey-hide gelatins, belonging to the family Equidae, six samples were bovine-hide gelatins belonging to the family Bovidae, three samples were porcine-hide gelatins belonging to the family Suidae, three samples were deerhorn gelatins belonging to the family Cervidae, and three samples were of Tortoise shell glue, belonging to the family Emydidae.
The Cervidae family of deer is much different from the Bovidae family (think bulls and bison), which grow permanent, not deciduous, horns.
Foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
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