royal antelope


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royal antelope:

see antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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Royal Antelope World's smallest animal with hooves and horns.
gnou), red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus), the bonteboks (Damaliscus), the handsome common waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), reedbucks (Redunca), oribi (Ourebia ourebi), the tiny dik-diks (Madoqua), and the even smaller royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus), the smallest living antelope, weighing only 7-9 lb (3-4 kg).
His Latin name is Neotragus pygynaeus, but we call him the royal antelope. There are two stories as to why this tiny antelope has such an august title.

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