Nilgai

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Nilgai
Nilgauantilope Boselaphus tragocamelus Tierpark Hellabrunn-10.jpg
Boselaphus tragocamelus
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Boselaphus
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B. tragocamelus
Binomial name
Boselaphus tragocamelus
Pall., 1766

The Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) is an antelope found in Asia.[1][2][3] It commonly seen in India, Nepal and eastern Pakistan. The mature males appear ox-like and are also known as Blue bulls. The nilgai is the biggest Asian antelope.[4][5]

The species was described in 1766.[6][7]

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  1. "Nilgai". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  2. Gray, J.E. (1850). "Synopsis of the species of antelopes and strepsiceres, with descriptions of new species". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 18: 111–146. https://archive.org/stream/proceedings32londgoog#page/n150/mode/2up. 
  3. Pilgrim, G.E. (1939). "The fossil bovidae of India". Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, New Series 26: 1–356. 
  4. Padhi, S.; Panigrahi, G.K.; Panda, S. (2004). The Wild Animals of India. Delhi: Biotech Books. pp. 26–7. ISBN 978-81-7622-106-1.
  5. Rafferty, J.P., ed. (2011). Grazers (1st ed.). New York, US: Britannica Educational Pub. pp. 83–4. ISBN 978-1-61530-336-6.
  6. Parsons, J. (1745). "An account of a quadruped brought from Bengal and now to be seen in London". Philosophical Transactions 43 (476): 465–7. doi:10.1098/rstl.1744.0089. 
  7. Renshaw, G. (1907). Final Natural History Essays. Cambridge, England: Sherratt & Hughes. pp. 120–1.

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