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ORIBI, or OUREBI

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 269 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ORIBI, or OUREBI, the local name of a small South African antelope (Oribia scoparia), standing about 24 in. at the shoulder, and characterized by the presence of a bare glandular spot below the ear, the upright horns of the bucks, which are ringed for a short distance above the face, and the tufted bushy tail, of which the terminal two-thirds are black. The name is extended to include the other members of the same genus, such as the Abyssinian, O. montana; the Gambian, O. nigricandata; the British East African, O. haggardi; and the Mozambique, 0. petersi.
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