from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antelope (Antilope cervicapra) of India that inhabits open grasslands and in the male has long spiraled horns and a black coat with white underparts.
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- n. An Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra
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- n. common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns
None are endemic to the ecoregion, but the blackbuck is a threatened species whose populations take refuge in this harsh environment.
Elephants knock down trees while feeding, and these fallen trees then become accessible to smaller herbivores such as blackbuck and sambar that cannot reach the branches of upright trees.
He collected numerous heads from his hunting days, including one of each: blackbuck, scimitar horned oryx, elk, fallow, pronghorn, boar, etc.
The goal is to dry up the supply of blackbuck antelope and aoudad sheep being trucked to shooting galleries around the country, and to make sure no state becomes a refuge for the next Internet hunting web site.
Among the mammal fauna, the blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), chinkara (Gazella bennettii), caracal (Felis caracal), and desert fox (Vulpes bengalensis) inhabit the open plains, grasslands, and saline depressions known as chappar or rann in the core area of the desert.
Although none of them are endemic, there are several threatened species, including the tiger, gaur, wild dog, sloth bear, chousingha, and blackbuck.
The Asiatic wild ass and blackbuck also represent threatened species.
The mammal community includes several ungulates of conservation importance such as the blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), the chinkara (Gazella bennettii), and the small Indian chevrotain or mouse deer (Moschiola meminna).
For example, the grasslands of southern Andhra Pradesh support a good population of the Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) and blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra).
Neither exceptionally species-rich nor high in endemism, the ecoregion nevertheless harbors viable populations of chinkara (Gazella bennettii), chousingha (Tetracerus quadricornis), and blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
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