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PALA PALLA

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 635 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PALA PALLA, Or IMPALA, the native name of a red South African antelope of the size of a fallow-deer, characterized by the large black lyrate horns of the bucks, and the presence in both sexes of a pair of glands on the back of the hind feet bearing a tuft of black hairs. On the east side the palla (Aepyceros melampus) ranges as far north as the southern Sudan; but in Angola it is replaced by a species or race (Ae. petersi) with a black " blaze " down the face. Pallas associate in large herds on open country in the neighbourhood of water. (See ANTELOPE.)
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