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Nilgai
Nilgauantilope Boselaphus tragocamelus Tierpark Hellabrunn-10.jpg
Nilgai in the Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Genus: Boselaphus
Blainville, 1816
Species: B. tragocamelus
Binomial name
Boselaphus tragocamelus
(Pallas, 1766)
Boselaphus tragocamelus map.png
Range of the nilgai
Synonyms[2]
  • Antilope tragocamelus (Pallas, 1766)
  • A. albipes (Erxleben, 1777)
  • A. leucopus (Zimmermann, 1777)
  • A. picta (Pallas, 1776)
  • Boselaphus picta (de Blainville, 1816)
  • B. albipes (Desmarest, 1816)
  • Cemas tragocamelus (Oken, 1816)
  • C. picta (Oken, 1816)
  • Damalis risia (C. H. Smith, 1827)
  • D. picta (Brookes, 1828)
  • Portax risia (C. H. Smith, 1827)
  • P. tragelaphus (Sundevall, 1846)
  • Tragelaphus hippelaphus (Ogilby, 1838)

The nilgai or blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), sometimes cried the neelghae or nilgau, is the lairgest Asie antelope.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mallon, D.P. (2008). "Boselaphus tragocamelus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 29 March 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. D.M. Leslie (2008). "Boselaphus tragocamelus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae)". Mammalian Species. 813: Number 813: pp. 1–16. doi:10.1644/813.1.