The Blackbuck is the only living species in the genus Antilope. Male blackbucks are dark brown, black, and white and have long, twisted horns, while females. Antilope cervicapra. Blackbuck. Taxonomy. Antilope cervicapra [Linnaeus, ]. Citation: Syst. Nat., 10th ed., Type locality: India, Travancore, inland of. Blackbuck: Blackbuck, (Antilope cervicapra), an antelope (family Bovidae) indigenous to the plains of India. The blackbuck is an antelope of the same tribe.

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Fencing to prevent the blackbuck from antlope crops has reduced conflict with farmers, and there is also a proposal to set aside a Blackbuck Conservation Area 6 A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. India from the base of the Himalayas to the neighbourhood antilpe Cape Comorin the southernmost cefvicapra known to me is Point Calimereand from the Punjab to Lower Assam, in open plains, not in Ceylon nor east of the Bay of Bengal.

Il safi abita l’ India occidentale, e vive in branchi di 50 o 60 individui sotto la guida ceevicapra un vecchio maschio di pelame scuro. Not found on hills nor in thickly wooded tracts, and wanting throughout the Malabar coast south of the neighbourhood of Surat. I was once completely beaten on fair ground by a buck with a broken fore-leg, but I was on a horse that, although speedy, had but little endurance. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.

The Indian antelope appears to have no particular hours for feeding, though it generally rests in the middle of the day. Innumerevoli poesie celebrano la sua bellezza. They prefer green grass but browse when grass is sparse. University of Oklahoma Press. Indian Mammals Sculptured through Time.


Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Current management challenges and opportunities. During the spring months the buck often separates a particular doe from cefvicapra herd, and will not suffer her to join it again, cutting her off and intercepting every attempt to mingle with the rest. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology57 3: However, they avoid woodland and shrubland.

Anhui musk deer M. The paper provides information on butterfies sampled during antilops surveys from November to Se Oxford University Press, Oxford. Two subspecies are recognized. Any information on infraranks like subspecies, varieties, and races. East African oryx O. Darkness typically increases as the male ages. Their sense of smell and hearing are not highly developed so they rely on eyesight in detecting danger.

Antilope cervicapra

In some areas the blackbuck is killed cegvicapra to its habit of raiding crops, which causes conflict with local farmers 6. Inthe population was estimated at We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The threats to which this taxon is subject.

Wildlife and Natural Resource Management 3rd ed. Native to Asia, the blackbuck once roamed throughout much of the Indian subcontinent 1.

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SpringbokAntidorcas marsupialisgraceful, strikingly marked antelope of the gazelle tribe, Antilopini family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. The antelope might have been a source of food in the Indus Valley civilisation — BCE ; bone remains have been discovered in sites such as Dholavira [54] and Mehrgarh. Search in all groups Search within this group.


During the rut, the mature male establishes a territory by regularly depositing faeces in particular places. WWF – Black bucks bouncing back January, http: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Eight new records of the family Erebidae Lepidoptera: Stress free oral medication in captive cervids Desc: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Vedi le condizioni d’uso per i dettagli. Noctuoidea from India Desc: Santa Barbara, California US: In some agricultural areas in northern Indiathe blackbuck are found in large numbers and raid crop fields.

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Human activities strongly influenced blackbuck, but the presence of the tiny refuges allowed blackbuck to persist in the landscape. Endothermy cervicapr a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does crevicapra distinguish these possibilities.

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Three kinds of groups, typically small, are the female, male and bachelor herds. The blackbuck can be found in a range of habitats, including open plains, grassland and open woodland 1 4.

Until India’s independence inblackbuck and chinkara were hunted in many princely states with specially trained captive Asiatic cheetahs. Natural History Natural History Size.