In size and several structural features it approximates to the more typical Cervicaprinae, as represented by the reedbuck (Cervicapra), and the waterbucks and kobs (Cobus or Kobus), all of which are likewise African.
The waterbuck, Cobus, on the other hand, actually seek refuge from pursuit in the water.
- Waterbuck (Cobus ellipsiprymnus).
Cobus also occurs in the same formation, as does likewise Hippottagus.
WATERBUCK (Wasserbok), the name of a large South African antelope (Cobus ellipsiprymnus) belonging to the subfamily Cervicaprinae, characterized by the white elliptical ring on the buttocks, and the general reddish grey colour of the long and coarse hair.
The smaller members of the genus Cobus (which is exclusively African) are generally called kobs.