Definition of Genus boselaphus
1. Noun. Indian antelopes: nilgais.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Bovidae, Family Bovidae
Member holonyms: Blue Bull, Boselaphus Tragocamelus, Nilgai, Nylghai, Nylghau
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Boselaphus
Literary usage of Genus boselaphus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) by Richard Lydekker (1885)
"... the horn-cores is a character which might be expected to occur in a primitive form. Presented by Walter Ewer, Esq. Genus BOSELAPHUS, Blainville '. Syn. ..."
2. Catalogue of Mammalia in the Indian Museum, Calcutta by John Anderson, William Lutley Sclater, Indian Museum (1891)
"South Africa, extending north to the Kilimanjaro district. a-4. 2 Prs. horns South Africa W. Irving. Genus BOSELAPHUS. Boselaphus, Blainville Bull. Soc. ..."
3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1851)
"Mr. Gray calls a portion of this genus " Boselaphus," doubtless intending Alcelaphus of De Blainville, which being antecedent to Major Smith's name ..."
4. Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological by Zoological Society of London Committee of Science and Correspondence, Committee of Science and Correspondence, Zoological Society of London (1850)
"Mr. Gray calls a portion of this genus " Boselaphus," doubtless intending Alcelaphus of I)e Blainville, which being antecedent to Major Smith's name ..."
5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1851)
"Of the fierce and grotesque antelope which is the type of the sub- genus Boselaphus of Blainville, our author fell in with two species, ..."
6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"... the males generally keep in groups apart from the females. Another species of the genus boselaphus is the B. canna (H. Smith), called bastard ..."