Later, Lydekker (1878) noticed the similarities of the sample with the living species of Boselaphus tragocamelus
and renamed it Boselaphus namadicus.
Gupta, "Comparison of nucleotide and amino acids sequence of Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus
) interleukin-18 (IL-18) with other ruminants," Indian Journal of Biotechnology, vol.
Effect of administration of an anaerobic gut fungus isolated from wild blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus
) to buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) on in vivo ruminal fermentation and digestion of nutrients.
Small mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus feeding on droppings of Nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus
. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 86:435.
The Nawabs maintained the region for the breeding and protection of game species, and this is why there were large populations of mountain gazelle, chinkara (Gazella gazella), nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus
), hog deer (Axis porcinus), and blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra).
We recorded new locations of the Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus
) in the fragmented habitats of Rautahat, Sarlahi and Kamala River of eastern Nepal, where hunting is a common practice.
Striped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), chinkara or Indian gazelle (Gazella bennettii), and nilgai or bluebull (Boselaphus tragocamelus
) are species of concern which need protection for extended conservation status.
The Thar desert forms ideal habitat for the many threatened faunal species like Leopard (Panthera pardus), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Caracal (Caracal caracal), Jungle cat (Felischaus), Desert cat (Felis sylvestris), Indian wolf (Canis lupus), Jackal (Canis aureas), Desert fox (Vulpes vulpes pusilla), Fox (Vulpes bengalensis), Toddy cat (Paradoxorus hermaphordiatus), Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus), Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), Chinkara (Gazella gazellai bennettii), Blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus
), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Porcupine (Hystrix indica) and many other birds and reptiles.
The bovines (Bovinae) include: all domesticated cattle, sheep, and goats, and their closest wild relatives such as the buffalo and bison; the enormous elands (Taurotragus); the "forest" antelopes, two Asian species; the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus
); the four-horned antelope (Tetracerus cuadricornis); and the African genus Tragelaphus, species linked to forests and wetlands such as the sitatunga (T.
They probably became extinct in Africa at the end of the Miocene (Bibi, 2007) and today they are only restricted to Asia with two living species: large Boselaphus tragocamelus
and small Tetracerus quadricornis.
The Nilgai or Blue Bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus
) is the largest Asian antelope which is endemic to Nepal, Pakistan and Indian regions, where these animals are found in packs.