[1731G. Medleytr. ofP. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H.II. 114The Blew Goats are shap’d like the Tame, but are as large as an European Hart. Their Hair is very short and of a delicate Blew..their Beards, which are pretty long, add not a little to their comliness.]
1790tr. ofF. Le Vaillant’s Trav.II. 130My hunter stopping all of a sudden, called out to me that he perceived a blaw-bock, a blue goat..the most curious and beautiful species of antelope that Africa produces...This antelope has been described by Pennant under the name of the blue antelope, and by Buffon under that of the tseiran.
1821C.I. LatrobeJrnl of Visit 561Blaubock, Antilope leucophaea. This is a large animal and very different from the little one of the Zuureveld.
1832Penny CyclopaediaII. 88The Blauwbok..is six feet in length.
1905W.L. Sclater inFlint & GilchristScience in S. Afr. 122The Blaauwbok (Hippotragus leucophæs), an antelope resembling the Roan, but somewhat smaller and without the black face markings, was even then on the verge of extinction; the last one of which we have any record having been obtained by Lichtenstein, a German traveller, in 1799.
c1936S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 1094The great blauwbok (H. leucophoeus), nearly related to but somewhat smaller than the roan antelope, was once very common in the Swellendam district, but has long been exterminated, probably since about 1800.
1948A.C. WhiteCall of Bushveld 89Several species or sub species of zebra have disappeared and so has the blaauwbok. The extinct zebras and blaauwbok were probably merely varieties of the respective species to which..they belonged.
1989D. DayEncycl. of Vanished Species 191The first African animal to disappear in historic times was the Blue Buck or Blaauwbok (Hippotragus leucophaeus), a relative of the Roan and Sable Antelopes, which lived only in Zwellendam province of the old Cape Colony and became extinct within eighty years of its discovery.
1835J.W.D. MoodieTen Yrs in S. Afr.II. 139The woods also abound with large wood-antelopes, and an elegant little antelope not more than a foot in height, called the ‘blaawe bock,’ or blue buck.
1837‘N. Polson’Subaltern’s Sick Leave 123A blauwbok, a very beautiful pigmy antelope..of a bluish slate colour (whence its name.) These diminutive animals frequent the thick woods which they seldom quit, but run from bush to bush a few yards distance and round in circles.
[1900W.L. SclaterMammals of S. Afr.I. 163The blue duiker, Blaauwbok or Kleenebok of the Dutch colonists..[is] the smallest of South African antelopes...The alarm cry is a sharp whistling shriek.]
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