Definition of Hippotragus
1. Noun. Sable antelopes.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Bovidae, Family Bovidae
Member holonyms: Hippotragus Niger, Sable Antelope
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hippotragus
Literary usage of Hippotragus
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)
"3, mm. 4, and the anterior lobe of m. l ; from the Pliocene of the Siwalik Fills. Cautley Collection. Presented, 1842. Genus hippotragus, Sundevall '. Syn. ..."
2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1902)
"The collection also includes a greatly worn molar which agrees closely with the upper milk-molars of hippotragus, and may therefore be assigned to the same ..."
3. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Closely related arc the magnificent, jet-black eable antelope (hippotragus ... the equine antelope (hippotragus equinus), and Baker's antelope (qv) ..."
4. Catalogue of Ruminant Mammalia: (Pecora, Linnæus) in the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1872)
"hippotragus Bakeri, Heuglin, Antilopen, p. 16, t. 2. f. ... Upon comparing them with horns of hippotragus equinus in the British Museum and the collection ..."