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Blackbuck
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Male (A. c. rajputanae)
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Female wi young
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Antilopinae
Genus: Antilope
Pallas, 1766
Species: A. cervicapra
Binomial name
Antilope cervicapra
Subspeshies

A. c. cervicapra (Linnaeus, 1758)
A. c. rajputanae Zukowsky, 1927

Synonyms

Antilope bezoartica Gray, 1850
Capra cervicapra Linnaeus, 1758

The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an ungulate species o antelope native tae the Indian Subcontinent that haes been classifee'd as near threatened bi IUCN syne 2003, as its range haes decreased sharply durin the 20t century. The native population is stable, wi an estimatit 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 IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2017. Antilope cervicapra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T1681A50181949. http://oldredlist.iucnredlist.org/details/1681/0 Downloaded on 16 September 2017.
  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.