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A ruminant mammal of a group that combines the characteristics of both goats and antelopes.
- ‘The Aoudad, also known as the Barbary Sheep, is a goat-antelope found in the rocky mountains of North Africa.’
- ‘The Mountain Goat is not a true goat, but is among a group called goat-antelopes.’
- ‘The Markhor is a goat-antelope found in sparse woodland in the Western Himalayas.’
- ‘They are part of the subfamily Caprinae also called rupicaprids or goat-antelopes.’
- ‘Taxonomists finally determined that the musk-ox's closest relative is the golden takin, a goat-antelope of the mountainous regions of southeastern Tibet, northern Burma and western China.’
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