Animal question: What animals are bovines anyway?

That bit of news published in Harper’s Weekly Review, about a UK man who was trampled to death by “bovines” while on a lunchtime walk, led me to ask the question.

So, Wikipedia:

Bovines (subfamily Bovinae) comprise a diverse group of 10 genera of medium to large-sized ungulates, including cattle, bison, African buffalo, water buffalos, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelopes. The evolutionary relationship between the members of the group is still debated, and their classification into loose tribes rather than formal subgroups reflects this uncertainty. General characteristics include cloven hooves and usually at least one of the sexes of a species having true horns. The largest extant bovine is the gaur.

More than I thought. Still, it doesn’t explain why Harper’s failed to specify which bovine trampled the guy. Now I’m curious.

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