Tragelaphus strepsiceros
An adult male Greater Kudu by the Chobe River, Botswana
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Tragelaphus

The genus Tragelaphus contains several species of bovine, all of which are relatively antelope-like. Species in this genus tend to be large sized, lightly built, have long necks and considerable sexual dimorphism. The Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx) was once classified in this genus as T. oryx. The name "Tragelaphus" comes from the mythical tragelaph. A common synonym is genus Strepsiceros which refers to the same set of African antelopes.


Genus Tragelaphus

Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus
Greater Kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Bushbuck, Tragelaphus sylvaticus
Kéwel, Tragelaphus scriptus
Lesser Kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis
Mountain Nyala, Tragelaphus buxtoni
Nyala, Tragelaphus angasii
Sitatunga, Tragelaphus spekeii
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