Bovinae


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Related to Bovinae: Bubalus, genus Bos
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Noun1.Bovinae - term not used technically; essentially coextensive with genus Bos: cattle; buffalo; and sometimes includes kudu
mammal family - a family of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
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The term antelope is applied to any agile member of the Bovidae, thus distinguishing them from the heavyweight bovids such as oxen, bison, and buffalo (the Bovinae) on the one hand, and from the sheep, goats, and chamois (the Caprinae) on the other.
The bovines (Bovinae) include: all domesticated cattle, sheep, and goats, and their closest wild relatives such as the buffalo and bison; the enormous elands (Taurotragus); the "forest" antelopes, two Asian species; the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus); the four-horned antelope (Tetracerus cuadricornis); and the African genus Tragelaphus, species linked to forests and wetlands such as the sitatunga (T.