Antelope

The term antelope is used to refer to many species of even-toed ruminant that are indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia.

Antelope
Blackbuck antelope of India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Pecora
Family: Bovidae
Groups included
Cladistically included but traditionally excluded taxa
A bull sable antelope among the trees in the African savanna

Antelope comprise a wastebasket taxon (miscellaneous group) within the family Bovidae,[1] encompassing all Old World ruminants that are not bovines, caprines, deer, or giraffes. One New World species, the pronghorn of North America, is sometimes colloquially referred to as the "American antelope", but they are more distantly related to the giraffidae family. The "true antelope" are the gazelle, Nanger, Eudorcas and Antilope.[2]

A group of antelope is called a herd.[3] Unlike deer antlers, which are shed and grown annually, antelope horns grow continuously.[4]