Bovid

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Bovids
Sable Antelope
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Gray, 1821
Subfamilies

Bovinae
Cephalophinae
Hippotraginae
Antilopinae
Caprinae
Reduncinae
Aepycerotinae
Peleinae
Alcelaphinae
Pantholopinae

Bovids are a family of even-toed ungulate mammals with hooves that split into two toes.

There almost 140 mammals in this family. They include cattle, goats, sheep and antelopes. The family is widespread, living in continents except South America, Australia and Antarctica.

They are all ruminants, with the double stomach system of digesting vegetation, which is most efficient.

Taxonomy[change | edit source]

  • Family Bovidae
    • Subfamily Neotraginae
    • Subfamily Peleinae
    • Subfamily Antilopinae
    • Subfamily Cephalophinae
    • Subfamily Alcelaphinae
    • Subfamily Aepycerotinae
      • Genus Aepyceros
    • Subfamily Hippotraginae
    • Subfamily Reduncinae
    • Subfamily Tragelaphinae
    • Subfamily Bovinae
    • Subfamily Caprinae