Top 10 similar words or synonyms for four_horned_antelope

tetracerus_quadricornis    0.891077

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nilgai    0.874520

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boselaphus_tragocamelus    0.866010

indian_crested_porcupine    0.865342

wild_boar_sus_scrofa    0.858388

blackbuck_antilope_cervicapra    0.855733

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Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for four_horned_antelope

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Four-horned antelope The scientific name of the four-horned antelope is "Tetracerus quadricornis". The generic name "Tetracerus" is the combination of two Greek words: "tetra" ("four") and "ceros" ("horned"). The specific name "quadricornis" is derived from two Latin words: "quadri" ("four") and "cornu" ("horned"). The four-horned antelope is known by several vernacular names: "chausingha", "chowsingha", "chousingha" (Hindi for "four horns"), "doda", "ghutri" (mainly in central India) (Hindi); "kondu kuri" (Kannada); "chauka" (Nepalese); "nari komboo marn" (Tamil).
Four-horned antelope The authority for "Tetracerus" is variously indicated according to interpretations of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The name was first published in an 1825 publication by English naturalist Thomas Hardwicke but cited the English zoologist William Elford Leach – probably by an editor – as the authority in a footnote at the end of the publication. Philip Sclater and Oldfield Thomas listed Hardwicke as the genus authority by virtue of his being the author of the publication. However, Leach is now identified as the appropriate authority based on Article 50.1.1 of the Zoological Code.
Four-horned antelope The antelope is shy and elusive. When alarmed, it stands motionless and may nervously leap away from the danger or even sprint. It often conceals itself in tall grasses to escape predators. The use of alarm calls to alert others is not common because the antelope tries to avoid the attention of predators. However, in extreme cases, these calls may be used to warn predators that they have been identified. Adults mark vegetation in their territories with a colourless secretion of preorbital glands, that soon condenses to form a white film. They maintain multiple latrine sites where piles of their pellet droppings are formed by regular use. Latrine sites can be confused with those of the barking deer but the pellets are longer and larger in four-horned antelopes. Submissive display consists of shrinking the body, lowering the head and pulling the ears back. Predators of four-horned antelopes include tigers, leopards, and dholes.
Four-horned antelope The four-horned antelope inhabits areas with significant cover from grasses or heavy undergrowth, and close to water bodies. It generally keeps away from human-inhabited areas. Though they are habitat generalists, four-horned antelopes mostly occur in open, dry, deciduous forests in hilly terrain.
Four-horned antelope Though Boselaphini has no African representation today, fossil evidence supports its presence in the continent during as early as the late Miocene – the two living antelopes of this tribe, in fact, have been found to have a closer relationship with the earliest bovids (like "Eotragus" species) than do the other bovids. This tribe originated at least 8.9 Mya, in much the same area where the four-horned antelope occurs today, and may represent the most "primitive" of all living bovids, having changed the least since the origins of the family. The extant and extinct boselaphine forms show similar development of the horn cores (the central bony part of the horn). It is thought that ancestral bovids had a diploid chromosome number of 58 which has reduced in "Tetracerus" to 38 through a process of concatenation of some chromosomes.