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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Subordo: Ruminantia

Familia: Bovidae
Subfamilia: Alcelaphinae
Genera: Alcelaphus - Beatragus - Connochaetes - †Damalacra - Damaliscus - †Damalops - †Megalotragus - †Oreonagor - †Parestigorgon - †Parmularius - †Rabaticerus - †Rhynotragus - †Rusingoryx


Alcelaphinae Brooke, 1876

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Vernacular names
Akan: Otwe
dansk: Alcelaphinae
Deutsch: Kuhantilopen
Ελληνικά: Αλκελαφώδη
English: Alcelaphinae, Antelope
español: Alcelaphinae
français: Alcelaphinae
magyar: Tehénantilop-formák
Nederlands: Koeantilopen
português: Alcelafíneos
ไทย: วงศ์ย่อยวิลเดอบีสต์

The subfamily Alcelaphinae[1] 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.[2]

Subfamily Alcelaphinae

Subfamily Alcelaphinae

Extinct alcelaphines
Skull of the Pleistocene alcelaphin Damalops palaeindicus from India


Not to be confused with protozoan suborder Acephalina
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. Available online

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