Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Artiodactyla — the bovids or cattle.

Etymologies

Bos +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A very eminent authority, however, Professor Flower, is in favour of placing the musk-deer with the Cervidae, and he instances the absence of horns as in favour of this opinion, for in none of the Bovidae are the males hornless.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Geographical variation in the bushbuck of eastern Africa (Tragelaphus scriptus; Bovidae).

    The many babirusa species: laissez-faire lumping under fire again

  • The aurochs Bos primigenius, the wild ancestor of modern cattle, is now extinct, but the American bison also called the plains buffalo, which belongs to the same Bovidae family, displays enormous sexual dimorphism.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • With its unique silhouette of a wild, North American member of the Bovidae.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • There are many different types of horn; horns of Bovidae, rhinoceros, antelope and giraffe, as well as the substance of which the beaks of birds, and the claws and hooves of many animals, are made.

    Chapter 3

  • The sweat glands and hair follicles of different species of Bovidae.

    Chapter 9

  • * A heavily built, Southeast Asian hoofed mammal of the family Bovidae, the takin lives in small herds in the mountains, often above timberline.

    Chapter 8

  • Asia and South America, attacking various members of the Bovidae, horses, camels, donkeys, etc. as well as the big game, antelopes, deer, etc. sometimes wiping out great herds.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1907 - Presentation Speech

  • Baléri diseases, which are widespread among the Bovidae, camels and horses of the Upper Niger.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1907 - Presentation Speech

  • In 1901, I described Piroplasma equi and in 1903, the bacilliform piroplasma of the Bovidae from preparations which had been sent to me by Mr. Theiler, a

    Alphonse Laveran - Nobel Lecture

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