Definition of Connochaetes
1. Noun. African antelopes: gnus.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Bovidae, Family Bovidae
Member holonyms: Gnu, Wildebeest
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Connochaetes
Literary usage of Connochaetes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Popular Official Guide to the New York Zoological Park by New York Zoological Park, William Temple Hornaday, New York Zoological Society (1911)
"The White-Bearded Gnu, (connochaetes ... (connochaetes tau- rinus), from which the former is distinguished by its white mane and jaw-tufts, and generally ..."
2. Rider's New York City and Vicinity, Including Newark, Yonkers and Jersey by Fremont Rider, Frederic Taber Cooper, Mary Alden Hopkins (1916)
"This house contains also speci- ments of the gnu: the White-tailed Gnu (connochaetes gnu), formerly abundant in South Africa, and the White-bearded Gnu ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and the gnu (qv) or wildebeest (connochaetes, also called Catoblepas), all being African with the exception of one or two ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The Gnus, connochaetes, are familiar owing to their curious aspect. The hairy face, and rump and tail like those of a pony Fio. 160. ..."