Sharpe's grysbok

Sharpe's grysbok

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after British colonial official Sir Alfred Sharpe (1853–1935), first European observer of the species, in Nyasaland in 1896 Unabridged


[grahys-bok, greys-]
either of two small, usually solitary antelopes of southern Africa, Raphicerus melanotis, or R. sharpei (Sharpe's grysbok) having a light to dark reddish-brown coat speckled with white.

1780–90; < Afrikaans, equivalent to grys gray (< Dutch grijs; see griseous) + bok buck1 Unabridged
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grysbok (ˈɡraɪsˌbɒk)
either of two small antelopes, Raphicerus melanotis or R. sharpei, of central and southern Africa, having small straight horns
[C18: Afrikaans, from Dutch grijs grey + bokbuck1]

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