Taurotragus


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Related to Taurotragus: Tragelaphus, Taurotragus oryx, eland
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Noun1.Taurotragus - African antelopes: elandsTaurotragus - African antelopes: elands    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
eland - either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
common eland, Taurotragus oryx - dark fawn-colored eland of southern and eastern Africa
giant eland, Taurotragus derbianus - large dark striped eland of western equatorial Africa
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As hunters, we add the common and giant eland for a total of nine; the much larger elands are of genus Taurotragus. The bongo, species T.
Common ungulates include plains zebra (Equus burchelli), impala (Aepyceros melampus), dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii), Grant's gazelle (Gazella granti), African elephant (Loxodonta africana), hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), oryx (Oryx beisa), eland (Taurotragus oryx), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), buffalo (Syncerus caffer), gerenuk (Litocranius walleri), black rhino (Diceros bicornis), white rhino (Ceratotherium simum), Grevys zebra (Equus grevyi), and waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) [33].
One of the prospective venison and/or game animals is eland (Taurotragus oryx).
The site is managed as a wildlife reserve and supports about 1500 large mammals including impala Aepyceros melampus, blue wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus, greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros, common eland Taurotragus oryx, zebra Equus quagga and giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis.
In savannah areas, the species most appreciated by trophy hunters are the bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and the large antelopes such as the giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus), roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) and hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus).
Ranging throughout Botswana, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the common eland (Taurotragus oryx) is also known as the southern eland.
[1] and Jolivet and Verma [12], the authors discuss behaviours analogous to cycloalexy in vertebrates: muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus), eland (Taurotragus oryx (Pallas, 1766)), elk (Cervus canadensis (Erxleben, 1777)), and penguins.
evertsi is a two-host species and its preferred wildlife hosts include zebras and eland Taurotragus oryx (Pallas, 1766) (Norval 1981).