n.1.(Zool.) A large antelope of North Africa (Oryx leucoryx), allied to the gemsbok.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Serological survey for bovine bacterial and viral pathogens in captive Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx Pallas, 1776).
Data regarding genetic diversity of Arabian oryx(Oryx leucoryx) inWadi Rum area of Jordan is not available so far.
Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, EAD's Secretary General said: "The beautiful Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) or Al Maha represents a cultural symbol of the UAE's natural heritage.
Comparison of body temperature and activity of free- living Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and the smaller Arabian sand gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa marica) in the Saudi desert.
Biochemical parameters following capture myopathy in one Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx).
At the same time, he also described what we now call the Arabian oryx as oryx leucoryx, giving its range as "Arabia, and perhaps Libya."
The last Oryx leucoryx in the wild was shot in 1972.
as observed in European bison Bison bonasus with 12 founders (Olech 2008), Przewalski horse Equus przewalski with 13 founders (Bouman 1979) or Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx with < 20 founders (Henderson 1974, Sausman 2007).
Native to the Arabian peninsula, Oryx leucoryx has two long slender horns that in profile look as one, which may have fuelled the myth of the unicorn, the IUCN said in a recent report.
As late as 1845, George Wallin described herds of gazelle (Gazella species), oryx (Oryx leucoryx), ostrich (Struthio camelus syriacus), ibex (Capra ibex), hyenas (Hyaena hyaena sultana), and wolves (Canis lupus arabs) in northern Arabia.
The 'Jewels of the UAE' initiative focuses on 12 iconic species found in the country, which include the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Dugong (Dugong dugon), Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterusroseus), Caracal (Caracal caracal), Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), Mountain Gazelle (Gazella gazelle cora), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), Pharaoh Eagle-owl (Bubo ascalaphus), Sand Cat (Felis margarita), Arabian Sand Gecko (Stenodactylus arabicus) and the Blanford's Fox (Vulpes cana) .