- n Antilocapra type and sole genus of the Antilocapridae comprising one species
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- n antilocapra A genus of ruminants peculiar to North America, constituting the family Antilocapridœ, and containing only the cabrit, pronghorn, or so-called American antelope, Antilocapra americana. See Antilocapridœ. The members of this genus have no larmiers, or metatarsal glands, as in Cervidœ, but have a system of eleven odoriferous sebaceous cutaneous glands. They have small hoofs, no false hoofs, slender limbs, a comparatively short and stout neck, erect, pointed ears, large liquid eyes situated directly beneath the base of the horns, extremely short tail, and a harsh, stiff, brittle pelage devoid of felting quality. See pronghorn.