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gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
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Etosha National Park, Namibia (2863494002) - gemsbok (Oryx gazella).jpg
Resolution: 2000x3008 File Size: 3032098 Bytes Date: 2007:04:28 07:13:28 Camera: NIKON D50 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/5.0 Exposure: 10/16000 sec Focal Length: 2100/10 Upload Date: 2017:04:11 14:15:53

gemsbok (Oryx gazella)

Etosha National Park, Namibia
Date 28 April 2007, 07:13
Source Etosha National Park, Namibia
Author Joachim Huber from Switzerland

The gemsbok or gemsbuck (Oryx gazella) is a large antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert. Some authorities formerly included the East African oryx as a subspecies. The name "gemsbok" in English is derived from Afrikaans gemsbok, which itself is derived from the Dutch name of the male chamois, gemsbok.
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Hippotraginae
Genus: Oryx
Species: Oryx gazella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific Name: Oryx gazella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names: Gemsbok, Gemsbuck; [French] Gemsbok; [German] Gemsbock
Synonyms: Capra gazella, Antilope gazella, Oryx capensis

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