Bovidae family (including Aegodontia &Boodontia) or Antelope family tree
Antelope lie in the Bovidae family, and account for around 2/3 of the 135 Bovidae species that exist in the world. It should be noted that deer come from the family Cervidae, which means that despite looking extremely similar, antelope are more closely related to cattle than they are to deer.
There are 91 antelope species in the world with 72 found in Africa, 14 in Asia, with the last 5 found in Eastern Europe.
There are 8 subfamilies in Africa
1. Subfamily Bovinae
Spiral horned antelopes made up of tribe Tragelaphini: 9 species 4 subspecies.
2. Subfamily Reduncinae
3. Subfamily Peleinae:
5. Subfamily Hippotraginae
6. Subfamily Aepycerotinae
Impala: 1 Species which is impala, 2 Subspecies
7. Subfamily Antilopinae
Gazelles, dwarf antelopes
- Tribe Antilopini: 10 Species, 4 Subspecies
- Tribe Ammodorcadini: 1 Species
- Tribe Neotragini: 13 Species, 4 Subspecies
8. Subfamily Cephalophinae
Duiker: 17 Species, 7 Subspecies