genus Hippotragus


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Noun1.genus Hippotragus - sable antelopesgenus Hippotragus - sable antelopes      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
Hippotragus niger, sable antelope - large black East African antelope with sharp backward-curving horns
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The genus Hippotragus consists of four distinct subspecies and while the Angolan giant sable--H n variani--is classified as critically endangered the common sable is a much sought-after game species and its healthy populations in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Botswana probably owe much to sport hunting.