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Temporal range: Late Miocene to present
Damaliscus lunatus.jpg
Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Brooke, 1876

The subfamily Alcelaphinae[1] of the family Bovidae contains wildebeest, hartebeest, bonteboks, and several similar species. Depending on the classification, either seven, nine, or 10 species are placed in four genera, although Beatragus is sometimes considered a subgenus of Damaliscus, and Sigmoceros for the Lichtenstein's hartebeest.[2]

Subfamily Alcelaphinae

Extinct alcelaphines

Skull of the Pleistocene alcelaphin Damalops palaeindicus from India
  • Subfamily Alcelaphinae
    • Megalotragus
      • Megalotragus kattwinkeli
      • Megalotragus priscus
    • Beatragus
      • Beatragus antiquus
    • Damaliscus
      • Damaliscus niro
    • Damalacra
      • Damalacra acalla
    • Connochaetes
      • Connochaetes africanus
      • Connochaetes gentryi
      • Connochaetes gnou
        • Connochaetes gnou laticornutus
        • Connochaetes gnou antiquus
      • Connochaetes taurinus
        • Connochaetes taurinus olduvaiensis
    • Parmularius
      • Parmularius pachyceras
      • Parmularius ambiquus
      • Parmularius pandatus
      • Parmularius atlanticus
      • Parmularius rugosus
      • Parmularius altidens
      • Parmularius angusticornis
    • Rabaticeras
      • Rabaticeras lemutai
    • Damalops
      • Damalops palaeindicus
    • Rhynotragus
    • Oreonagor
      • Oreonagor tournoueri
    • Parestigorgon
    • Rusingoryx


  1. ^ Not to be confused with protozoan suborder Acephalina
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. Available online

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