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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Bovinae — the nilgai.
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- proper n. A genus of Indian antelopes; the nilgais.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of large bubaline antelopes, including the nylghau (B. tragocamelus), etc.
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- n. Indian antelopes: nilgais
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This area is also the southern distributional limit of the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in the Indian Peninsula.
The _nílgai_ (Boselaphus tragocamelus) is less common.
Ungulates include blackbuck Antilope cervicapra (60) , chital Cervus axis (350) [230-260], sambar C. unicolor , hog deer C. porcinus, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus (480) [160-180] and wild boar Sus scrofa [200-250] and feral cattle [950-1,000].
Despite the inhospitable conditions, this ecoregion harbors several charismatic mammal species of conservation importance, including the Asiatic wild ass, chinkara (Gazella bennettii), nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), wolf (Canis lupus), blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena), desert cat (Felis silverstris), and caracal (Felis caracal).
The presence of the rhinoceros, of the buffalo and gnu (‘Catoblepas gnu’), of the giraffe, the zebra, and pallah (‘Antilope melampus’), is always a certain indication of water being within a distance of seven or eight miles; but one may see hundreds of elands (‘Boselaphus oreas’), gemsbuck, the tolo or koodoo (‘Strepsiceros capensis’), also springbucks (‘Gazella euchore’) and ostriches, without being warranted thereby in inferring the presence of water within thirty or forty miles.