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nilgai – Bosephalus tragocamelus

nilgai - Bosephalus tragocamelus

In the South Texas coastal plain, an exotic antelope called nilgai species, Bosephalus tragocamelus, originally from India and introduced to Texas by game hunters in the 1920s, serves as a host for southern cattle fever ticks (Rhipicephalus [Boophilus] microplus ), which pose an ongoing threat to the cattle industry in the area. (Photo by iNaturalist user ralphxxx, CC BY-NC)

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