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  • BHamer by BHamer

    Reedbuck, if I'm not mistaken. Almost, but not quite, sure enough to hashtag.

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  • BHamer by BHamer

    I think that on their respective evolutionary pathways, reedbucks and bushbucks diverged from a common ancestor approximately last Tuesday.

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  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    #reedbuck. Though superficially similar, the bushbuck's tribe split from the reedbuck's tribe very early in antelope evolution...10mya?

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  • BHamer by BHamer

    Interesting! And unexpected. To my eyes, they've retained even more physical similarity than our two gazelles.

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  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    In Serengeti, the bushbuck and reedbuck's closest relatives are the eland and waterbuck, respectively. Imagine that!

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  • tgreenly by tgreenly

    Ecologically they are very different. But that basic antelope shape is suited for many habits and habitats.

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