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Blackbuck
A blackbuck at the Blackbuck Naitional Pairk in Gujarat, Indie
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Antilope
Species: A. cervicapra
Binomial name
Antilope cervicapra
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies

A. c. cervicapra
A. c. rajputanae

The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an ungulate species o antelope native tae the Indian Subcontinent that haes been classified as near threatened bi IUCN syne 2003, as its range haes decreased sharply durin the 20t century. The native population is stable, wi an estimated 50,000 individuals.[1]

The blackbuck is the anly livin species o the genus Antilope.[2][3] Its generic name stems frae the Laitin wird antalopus, a horned ainimal.[4] The specific name cervicapra is componed o the Laitin wirds capra, she-goat an cervus, deer.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mallon, D. P. (2008). "Antilope cervicapra". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. 
  2. Blanford, W.T. (1888–1891). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Mammalia. Taylor and Francis, London.
  3. Nowak, R. M. (1999). Blackbuck. Pages 1193–1194 in: Walker's Mammals of the World. Volume 1. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
  4. Palmer, T. S.; Merriam, C. H. (1904). Antilope in: Index generum mammalium : a list of the genera and families of mammals. Government Printing Office, Washington.
  5. Palmer, T. S.; Merriam, C. H. (1904). Capra in: Index generum mammalium : a list of the genera and families of mammals. Government Printing Office, Washington.