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I have learned that "antelope" is a semi-meaningless term, perhaps more significant for what it isn't than what it is.
What antelopes are are members of the bovidae family.
What they are not are bovids that go by names such as cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, bison, etc.

Perhaps the bovids that are not antelopes are anti-antelopes, or just "lopes".

Antelopes include around 91 species in 30 genera (out of 143 species of bovids).
Similarly, it seems to include all the members of 8 out of the 10 subfamilies of Bovidae:

Aepycerotinae,
Alcelaphinae,
Antilopinae,
Cephalophinae,
Hippotraginae,
Pantholopinae,
Peleinae,
Reduncinae
as well as some members of the other two -
Bovinae and
Caprinae.

Species on page - (16 species, 14 genera in 6 subfamilies)

+ Dikdik (Madoqua) Antilopinae
+ Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) Antilopinae
+ Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) Antilopinae
+ Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) Antilopinae

+ Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
+ Black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi) Aepycerotinae

+ Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) Bovinae
+ Common eland (Taurotragus oryx) Bovinae

+ Oryx (Oryx gazella) Hippotraginae
+ Sable (Hippotragus niger) Hippotraginae
+ Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) Hippotraginae

+ Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus ) Alcelaphinae
+ Blue wildebeest or blue gnu (Connochaetes taurinus) Alcelaphinae
+ Topi (Damaliscus lunatus) - Tsessebe Alcelaphinae
+ Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus ) Antilopinae

+ Lechwe (Kobus leche) Reduncinae

Species on other pages (also included above)

+ Dik-dik page
+ Wildebeest page

Non-antelope bovids - (11 species depicted)

+ Cows - and bovines (6 species in 4 genera depicted) - Bovinae
+ Sheep - and ovines (2 species depicted) - Caprinae
+ Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)
+ Domestic sheep (Ovis aries)
+ Goats - and caprines (2 species depicted) - Caprinae
+ Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) - Caprinae
+ Domestic Goat (Capra aegagrus) - Caprinae
+ Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) (1 species depicted) - Caprinae

Total depicted: 26 species in 22 genera in 7 subfamilies

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Dik-dik
('nuff said)

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Genus: Madoqua
Tanzania

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Dik square

san diego zoo

June 15, 2011
San Diego Safari Park

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Boy and beast

waterfall hike - tanzania 2010

Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)
Waterfall hike
Tanzania
June 22, 2010
Canon rebel T1i
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BNB2

waterfall hike - tanzania 2010

Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)
Waterfall hike
Tanzania
June 22, 2010
Canon rebel T1i
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Dikdik eyeeye

waterfall hike - tanzania 2010

Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)
Waterfall hike
Tanzania
June 22, 2010
Canon rebel T1i
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Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)

Klipspringer

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Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania
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Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)

Steenbok

Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
Okaukuejo
Etosha, Namibia
January 13, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Steenbok

Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
Etosha, Namibia
January 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)

Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)
Etosha, Namibia
January 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)
Etosha, Namibia
January 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Springbok drinking

Springbok
Etosha
Namibia
August 17, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

Waterbuck

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Family‎: Bovidae
Frans Indongo
Namibia
August 12, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Waterbuck

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Family‎: Bovidae
Frans Indongo
Namibia
August 12, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus )

Blesbok

Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus )
Frans Indongo, Namibia
January 9, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Black-faced impala

Black face

Black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Halali, Etosha, Namibia
January 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Waterhole confrontation

Black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
Halali, Etosha, Namibia
January 10, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Impala with flies

Impala
Chobe, Botswana
February 20, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

Who do? Ku do.

Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Okaukuejo, Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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County council

kudu

Young kudu - needs verification
July, 2008
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Kudu reflection and shadow

Kudu
Etosha
Namibia
August 15, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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2D kuru

Kudu
drawing by Madelyn Boslough
Namibia
August, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5
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Kudu in shirt form

Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Namutoni
Etosha, Namibia
August 17, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5
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Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Namibian money
Namibia
August 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Common eland (Taurotragus oryx)

eland
Common eland (Taurotragus oryx) - needs verification
Boteliers Kop Game Reserve, South Africa
January 24, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Oryx close

Oryx or gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Oryx and dune

Oryx (Oryx gazella)
Namib-Naukluft Park
Namibia

January 15, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Oryx and dune

Oryx (Oryx gazella)
Namib-Naukluft Park
Namibia

January 15, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Oryx

Oryx (Oryx gazella)
Namib-Naukluft Park
Namibia

January 14, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Oryx

Oryx (Oryx gazella)
Namib-Naukluft Park
Namibia

January 14, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Oryx wading

Oryx
Namibia
August 17, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Irony

Oryx (Oryx gazella)
Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon rebel T5i
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Sable (Hippotragus niger)

Sable

sable
Sable (Hippotragus niger)
RSA
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Money

Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus)
Namibian money
Namibia
August 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama)

A beast with hart

Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama)
Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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N20

Red hartebeest ()
Namibian money
Namibia
August 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5
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Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

Blue gnu

Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Blue gnu reflected

Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Blue gnu drinking

Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Gnu (wildebeest)

What's gnu?

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The gathering storm

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The River Mara

The crossing

The River Mara

mara river

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Getting cross in Kenya

mara river

The River Mara
July 13, 2008
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Getting cross in Kenya

mara river

The River Mara
July 13, 2008
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Zinaruka

the mara river

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Leap of faith

mara river

The River Mara
July 16, 2008
Canon rebel XSi
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Predator and victim

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Topi (Damaliscus lunatus) - Tsessebe

Topi - airy

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Topi (Damaliscus lunatus) - Tsessebe

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Airy Topi

topi in masai mara

July 13, 2008
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Topi close

topi in masai mara

July 13, 2008
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Lechwe (Kobus leche)

Lechwe

Lechwe
Chobe, Botswana
February 20, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Antelope at dusk

Okaukuejo, Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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