[1827G. ThompsonTrav. 201On the banks of this stream I observed a species of antelope, that I had not previously seen. It is called by the Bechuanas Paala, and Mr. Burchell has described it under the name of the red buck. It is, I believe, the same animal termed Riet-bok by the colonists.]
1857D. LivingstoneMissionary Trav. 56The presence of the rhinoceros, the buffalo and gnu..the giraffe, the zebra and the pallah (Antilope melampus), is always a certain indication of water being a distance of seven or eight miles.
1866J. LeylandAdventures 144Hartebeests, Sassabes and Pallahs.
1875D. LeslieAmong Zulus 107The graceful Pallah will be seen in troops, gazing with evident wonder and terror in your direction.
1900W.L. SclaterMammals of S. Afr.I. 206The pallah is never found in the open country or very far from a river.
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