Alcelaphinae

The subfamily Alcelaphinae or tribe Alcelaphini[1][2] of the family Bovidae contains wildebeest, hartebeest, bonteboks, and several similar species. Depending on the classification, there are 6–10 species placed in four genera, although Beatragus is sometimes considered a subgenus of Damaliscus, and Sigmoceros for the Lichtenstein's hartebeest.[3]

Alcelaphinae
Temporal range: Late Miocene to present
Damaliscus lunatus.jpg
Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Brooke, 1876
Genera

Subfamily Alcelaphinae

Extinct alcelaphinesEdit

 
Skull of the Pleistocene alcelaphin Damalops palaeindicus from India
  • Subfamily Alcelaphini
    • Beatragus
      • Beatragus antiquus
    • Connochaetes
      • Connochaetes africanus
      • Connochaetes gentryi
      • Connochaetes gnou
        • Connochaetes gnou laticornutus
        • Connochaetes gnou antiquus
      • Connochaetes taurinus
        • Connochaetes taurinus olduvaiensis
    • Damaliscus
      • Damaliscus hypsodon
      • Damaliscus niro
    • Damalacra
      • Damalacra acalla
    • Damalops
      • Damalops palaeindicus
    • Megalotragus
      • Megalotragus kattwinkeli
      • Megalotragus priscus
    • Numidocapra
      • Numidocapra arambourgi
      • Numidocapra crassicornis
      • Numidocapra porrocornutus
    • Oreonagor
      • Oreonagor tournoueri
    • Parestigorgon
    • Parmularius
      • Parmularius pachyceras
      • Parmularius ambiquus
      • Parmularius pandatus
      • Parmularius atlanticus
      • Parmularius rugosus
      • Parmularius altidens
      • Parmularius angusticornis
    • Rabaticeras
      • Rabaticeras lemutai
    • Rhynotragus
    • Rusingoryx

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Not to be confused with protozoan suborder Acephalina
  2. ^ Database, Mammal Diversity (2021-11-06), Mammal Diversity Database, doi:10.5281/zenodo.5651212, retrieved 2022-01-30
  3. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). "Subfamily Alcelaphinae". Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.