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Boselaphus or Portax tragocamelus
Nylghau Nyl"ghau, Nylgau Nyl"gau, n. [Hind. & Per. n[=i]lg[=a]w, prop., a blue cow; Per. n[=i]l blue + g[=a]w cow. See Lilac, and Cow the animal.] (Zo["o]l.) A large Asiatic antelope (Boselaphus, or Portax, tragocamelus), found in Northern India. It has short horns, a black mane, and a bunch of long hair on the throat. The general color is grayish brown. [Written also neelghau, nilgau, and nylghaie.]
Camelus dromedarius
Dromedary Drom"e*da*ry (dr[u^]m"[-e]*d[asl]*r[y^]), n.; pl. Dromedaries. [F. dromadaire, LL. dromedarius, fr. L. dromas (sc. camelus), fr. Gr. droma`s running, from dramei`n, used as aor. of tre`chein to run; cf. Skr. dram to run.] (Zo["o]l.) The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps. Note: In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the better breeds of this species of camel. See Deloul.
Struthio camelus
Ostrich Os"trich, n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary, Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zo["o]l.) A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high. Note: The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes. The body of the male is covered with elegant black plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the most valuable white plumes. Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc. Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for the sake of their feathers, etc. Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in Europe and North America.

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- (Walmart camel) Camel farming in Sudan Camelus moreli Dromedary Xerocole "Fossilworks: Camelus". fossilworks.org. "Camelus gigas". ZipcodeZoo. BayScience Foundation...
- The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactri****), also known as the Mongolian camel or domestic Bactrian camel, is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes...
- The common ostrich (Struthio camelus) or simply ostrich, is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa. It is one of two...
- dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) (/ˈdrɒmədɛri/ or /-ədri/), also called the Arabian camel, is a large even-toed ungulate, of the genus Camelus, with one...
- the animal's health. Wild Bactrian camels (Camelus ferus) appear similar to domestic Bactrian camels (Camelus bactri****) but the outstanding difference...
- oldawayi Lowe 1933 (Late Pleistocene of Tanzania) – probably subspecies of S. camelus †Struthio asiaticus Brodkorb 1863, Asian ostrich (Early Pliocene – Early...
- Camelus Dromedary, Camelus dromedarius Bactrian camel, Camelus bactri**** Wild Bactrian camel, Camelus ferus †Syrian camel, Camelus moreliCamelus sivalensis...
- The Arabian ostrich (Struthio camelus syriacus), Syrian ostrich, or Middle Eastern ostrich is an extinct subspecies of the ostrich that lived on the Arabian...
- birds in the world, second only to its sister subspecies Struthio camelus camelus. Today it is hunted and farmed for eggs, meat, and feathers. The Masai...
- North African ostrich,red-necked ostrich, or Barbary ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus) is the nominate subspecies of the common ostrich from West and North...
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