The Alcelaphini include seven living species in four genera:
A. lichtensteinii,Lichtenstein’s hartebeest
Beatragus hunteri,hirola/Hunter’s antelope
Connochaetes taurinus,blue/white-bearded wildebeest/gnu
C. gnou,black wildebeest/white-tailed gnu
A wholly African tribe or clade ( = branch) of the bovid family tree in origin and distribution, alcelaphines reached their peak two million years ago, when there were over eight genera with at least fifteen species. Though now pared to four genera and seven species, this tribe remains one of the most numerous and widely distributed of African bovids.
The tribe comprises antelopes of...