Antelope

Antelope

An antelope is a member of a number of even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia . Antelopes comprise a wastebasket taxon (miscellaneous group) within the family Bovidae , encompassing those Old World species that are not cattle , sheep , buffalo , bison , or goats . A group of antelope is called a herd . [1]

The pronghorn ( pronunciation: / ˈ p r ɒ ŋ ˌ h ɔːr n / ) [3] ( Antilocapra americana ) is a species of artiodactyl mammal indigenous to interior western and central North America . Though not an antelope , it is often known colloquially in North America as the American antelope , prong buck , pronghorn antelope , or simply antelope [4] because it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World and fills a similar ecological niche due to parallel evolution . [5]