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Bovinae
Water Buffalo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Gray, 1821

Bovinae is a subfamily of the even-toed ungulate family Bovidae. About 26 species of bovines belong to this subfamily.

Bovines are herbivores, and they mostly eat grass.

Taxonomy

  • Subfamily Bovinae
    • Tribe Boselaphini
    • Tribe Bovini
      • Genus Bubalus
        • Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
        • Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis)
        • Lowland Anoa (Bubalus depressicornis)
        • Mountain Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi)
      • Genus Syncerus
      • Genus Bos
      • Genus Pseudoryx
        • Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)
      • Genus Bison
    • Tribe Strepsicerotini
      • Genus Tragelaphus
        • Sitatunga, Tragelaphus spekeii
        • Nyala, Tragelaphus angasii
        • Bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus
        • Mountain Nyala, Tragelaphus buxtoni
        • Lesser Kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis
        • Greater Kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros
        • Bongo (antelope), Tragelaphus eurycerus
      • Genus Taurotragus
        • Common Eland, Taurotragus oryx
        • Giant Eland, Taurotragus derbianus

The four genera Tetracerus, Boselaphus, Tragelaphus and Taurotragus are sometimes put into their own subfamily Tragelaphinae, and sometimes with the bovines.

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