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Grazing antelopes
Temporal range: Late Miocene to present
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Hippotraginae
Sundevall, 1845

A grazing antelope is any of the species of antelope that make up the subfamily Hippotraginae or tribe Hippotragini [1] of the family Bovidae. As grazers, rather than browsers, the "Hippo" in Hippotraginae refers to the slightly horse-like characteristics of body size and proportions: long legs and a solid body with a relatively thick muscular neck.


  • Subfamily Hippotraginae
Image Genus Living Species
Sable bull.jpg Hippotragus Sundevall, 1845
Etosha National Park, Namibia (2826106980).jpg Oryx de Blainville, 1816
Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) adult male and juvenile.jpg Addax Laurillard, 1841
  • Addax, Addax nasomaculatus


  1. ^ Database, Mammal Diversity (2021-11-06), Mammal Diversity Database, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5651212, retrieved 2022-01-30