Black Deer

Black Deer At Flickr By Ajay Singh Kharayat

The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an antelope species native to the Indian subcontinent that has been classified as endangered by IUCN since 2003, as the blackbuck range has decreased sharply during the 20th century. The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus Antilope. Its generic name ‘Antilope’ stems from the Latin word antalopus, a horned animal. The binomial ‘cervicapra’ is composed of the Latin words capra, she-goat and cervus, deer.


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