from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of mammals comprising the springbucks (or springboks). The main species is Antidorcas marsupialis the springbuck, of which there are three subspecies: the cape springbuck (marsupialis), the Kalahari springbuck (hofmeyri) and the Angolan springbuck (angolensis).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A generic term applied by Sundevall to the springbok, a kind of gazel of Africa, Gazella (or Antidorcas) euchore.
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- n. springboks
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The fauna in the Swartberg and Cederberg protected areas reflects their location close to the fynbos-Karoo interface with species such as grysbok Raphicerus melanotis, grey rhebuck Pelea capreolus and klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus, steenbok Raphicerus campestris and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, as well as karoo species not usually found in mountain fynbos such as springbok Antidorcas marsupialus.
Zebra (Equus burchelli antiquorum), blue wildebeest (Connocheatus taurinus), and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) are the most numerous mammals at these waterholes.
Larger ungulates are scarce in the Namib Desert, with only gemsbok (Oryx gazella LR) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis LR) present.
Black rhino, buffalo, eland and warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) have been reintroduced, while natural populations of greater kudu, bushbuck, common duiker and springbuck (Antidorcas marsupialis) as well as chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas) and vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) are common.
Today, only smaller herds of gemsbok (Oryx gazella), mountain zebra (Equus zebra), and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) can still be seen there.
The reserve contains large herds of blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, gemsbok (Oryx gazella) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) as well as lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog and both brown and spotted hyena.
Zebra (Equus burchelli), blue wildebeest (Connocheatus taurinus), and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) are the most numerous ungulates at these waterholes.
The springbok, Antidorcas marsupialis, a native of southern Africa is the only antelope species with a long-term increasing trend, mainly as a result of the game ranching industry.
It doesn't really matter, because at issue is the fate of Antidorcas marsupialisa, a small buck that happens to be the national symbol of the Republic of South Africa, as well as the emblem of its rugby team.
The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) gets its name from its characteristic jumping display - pronk in Afrikaans.