Taurotragus


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Taurotragus

 

a genus of artiodactyl mammals of the family Bovidae. The Taurotragus comprise the largest antelopes. The body length is 3 m or more, and the height at the shoulders is about 1.8 m. The animals weigh up to 900 kg. Both males and females have massive, spirally twisted horns, measuring up to 1 m long. There is a fold of skin, or dewlap, under the neck. The tail is tufted. The animals are yellow, with faint white transverse stripes on the trunk and neck. There are two species: the common eland (T. oryx) and the bongo (T. eurycerus). They are distributed in central and southern Africa.

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van Zyl, "A note on the carcass composition of the Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)," South African Journal of Animal Science, no.
Sales, "Comparison of meat quality between eland (Taurotragus oryx) and cattle (Bos taurus) raised under similar conditions," Meat Science, vol.
Banout, "Mathematical Modeling of Thin-Layer Solar Drying of Eland (Taurotragus oryx) Jerky," International Journal of Food Engineering, vol.
2004: Essai d'elevage de l'eland de Derby (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus)a la Reserve de faunede Bandia: prelude a une operation de sauvegarde de cette espece au Senegal.--Revue Africain de Sante et Production Animale 2: 257-261.
2008: African Studbook: Western Giant Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus (Gray, 1847)).
2006: Immobilization and transport of Western Giant Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) from the Bandia Reserve to the Fathala Reserve in Senegal.--Gazella 33: 75-98.
of cases Reference Bovidae Nyala, Tragelaphus angasi 1 1 Greater kudu, Tragelaphus 6 2 strepsiceros Gemsbok, Oryx gazella 1 1 Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx 1 3 Scimitar-horned oryx, Oryx 1 2 dammah Eland, Taurotragus oryx 6 2,4 American bison, Bison bison 1 5 Felidae Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus 10 (b) 2,5-8 Puma, Felis concolor 3 2,9 Ocelot, Felis pardalis 3 4,5 Tiger, Panthera tigris 3 5 Lion, Panthera leo 4 4,5 Asian golden cat, Catopuma 1 (c) 10 temminckii (a) Animals were born and cases occurred in Great Britain unless stated otherwise.
The bovines (Bovinae) include: all domesticated cattle, sheep, and goats, and their closest wild relatives such as the buffalo and bison; the enormous elands (Taurotragus); the "forest" antelopes, two Asian species; the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus); the four-horned antelope (Tetracerus cuadricornis); and the African genus Tragelaphus, species linked to forests and wetlands such as the sitatunga (T.
The most abundant large mammals are the brindled gnu (Connochaetes taurinus), with about 1.3 million individuals; zebras, with 250,000 individuals; Thomson's gazelle (Gazella thomsonii), with 400,000; and common eland (Taurotragus oryx), with 12,000.