Antidorcas marsupialis

  title={Antidorcas marsupialis},
  author={James W. Cain and Paul R. Krausman and Heather L. Germaine},
  booktitle={CABI Compendium},
This datasheet on Antidorcas marsupialis covers Identity, Distribution. 

Biogeography of Angolan rodents: The first glimpse based on phylogenetic evidence

Assessment of phylogenetic diversity and biogeographical affinities of the rodent fauna from one of the most neglected areas in Africa shows clear trends in phylogenetic Diversity and Biogeographical Affinities.

Quaternary fossil fauna from the Luangwa Valley, Zambia

This paper describes a large collection of Quaternary fossil fauna from the Luangwa Rift Valley, Zambia. Stone Age artefacts have been recovered from stratified fluvial contexts, but no in situ


Eight ixodid tick species, associated with 59 free-ranging mammals belonging to 10 species, were collected at five different localities in the Free State Province, South Africa andGene sequences recovered in this study were 98–100% homologous with GenBank sequences for Anaplasma bovis, theileria separata, and Theileria sp.

Ecological and life-history correlates of enamel growth in ruminants (Artiodactyla)

The application in two fossil species provides evidence that EFF angle is a reliable proxy of the life history of extinct mammals, and suggests that the two mechanisms of enamel growth might be subject to different selective forces.

The Keimoes kite landscape of the trans-Gariep, South Africa

Here we present the recently discovered desert kites of South Africa in terms of landscape-based data derived from LiDAR scanning that enable us to compare the morphometric and topographic

The evolution of body size, horn shape and social behaviour in crown Antilopini - an ancestral character state analysis

Using a species level phylogeny of this group, the results for the reconstruction of ancestral social organisation of the dwarf species are inconclusive, but the small body size and short horns of Ourebia, Raphicerus, Dorcatragus, and Madoqua are most likely derived traits.

A Fossil History of Southern African Land Mammals

  • D. Avery
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2019
There is an ever-growing wealth of mammalian fossil material being collected from palaeontological and archaeological sites in southern Africa. This reference provides comprehensive information on

Sexual dimorphism across 3 stages of development in polygynous Artiodactyls is not affected by maternal care

On the whole, postnatal maternal care seems to have no or even an inverse effect on the evolution of dimorphism, which is apparently not consistent with the assumption of greater maternal investment in male than in female offspring among polygynous mammals.

The Holocene

Pollen analysis is frequently used to build climate and environmental histories. A distinct Holocene pollen series exists for Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. This study reports linear modeling and

Antelope adaptations to counteract overheating and water deficit in arid environments

This review provides a better understanding of the main behavioral mechanisms of antelope adaptations to arid environments and allows for the identification of the key factors for successful conservation of antelopes in their natural habitats.



Population genetics of the springbok Antidorcas marsupialis - a preliminary study

Biochemical-genetic variation was studied in springbok Antidorcas m. marsupialis (Zimmermann, 1780) from a large (N>2000) "wild" population (n=24) and a small (30>N>20) isolated farm population

Observations on the migration and habits of the Antelopes of the Kalahari Gemsbok Park - Part II

  • F. Eloff
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 1959
To follow up the observations made in the Kalahari Gemsbok Park in December, 1957, a second trip was made in June, 1958 on which the present report is based. It is intended mainly as a progress

Observations on Social Organization of Springbok, Antidorcas Marsupialis, in the Bontebok National Park, Swellendam

AbstractThe study area of 2 786 ha contained over 200 springbok. The data were gathered during 78 separate day visits over four years. The most important social groups were (1) nursery herds of

Preferential utilization of pans by springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)

Forage utilization by springbok in pans and surrounding habitats was compared at one karroid shrubland site and two desert grassland sites and was found to be greater in pans than on adjacent plains

Parasites of South African wildlife. XVI. Helminths of some antelope species from the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces.

Nematodirus spathiger had the widest host spectrum and with the exception of black wildebeest, was collected from all the host species examined.

Hygroscopic Food: a Source of Water for Desert Antelopes?

I collected plants which were eaten by antelopes during a drought, determined the rate at which the dry leaves gain water at temperatures and humidities measured during the drought, and calculated the amount of water available to the antelope if they feed at night.

Observations on the Behaviour and Feeding Habits of the Springbok, Antidorcas Marsupialis

AbstractThe stance and attitudes of the springbok are found to be similar to those of other gazelles. Gaits used are a rack-like walk (passgang), a trot and a gallop; display trot, the stott and the

The vegetation of the S.A. Lombard Nature Reserve and its utilisation by certain antelope

All the antelope on this reserve except gemsbok, feed by nibbling the plants here and there, and it was a tedious task to trace the exact feeding spot.


Observed inter-specific differences suggest that a combination of springbok and Merino sheep in a 350 ha paddock on a game ranch in the Karoo would lead to a better utilisation of the vegetation.

Some observations on social organisation and behaviour of springbok in the Jack Scott Nature Reserve

Aspects of social organisation and behaviour of springbok were observed in a small population in the Jack Scott Nature Reserve, Transvaal, and observations of intolerant behaviour on the part of such males towards other male springboks suggested territoriality.