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BUSHBUCK (Boschbok)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 870 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BUSHBUCK (Boschbok), the South African name of a medium- sized red antelope (q.v.), marked with white lines and spots, belong- ing to a local race of a widely spread species, Tragelaphus script us. The males alone have rather small, spirally twisted horns. There are several allied species, sometimes known as harnessed antelopes, which are of a larger size. Some of these such as the situtunga (T. spekei) have the hoofs elongated for walking on swampy ground, and hence have been separated as Limnotragus.
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