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Unread 05-28-2008, 07:57 PM
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Forgive me for asking a silly question, but are there different color phases of Oryx?

Kirby: Thanks for thw write-up on the trip. It's always enjoyable to read about another successful trip.
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    As far as I know there are no color phase differences with Simatar-horned Oryx. There are however many different species of Oryx and most have different body markings. Some ranging from slightly different to DRAMTICALLY different.

    As far as I know the Simatar Horned oryx are all similiar to the one we took.
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    Kirby:

    What's the difference between the Oryx that you took vs. the ones that are running around on White Sands Missle Base (besides the color)?
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    I think just color. Different sub species I believe.

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    Great story and good hunting.

    Now you're ready for that big Muley this fall! Ha, ha.
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    Kirby:

    What's the difference between the Oryx that you took vs. the ones that are running around on White Sands Missle Base (besides the color)?
    Funny you should ask this. I was just thinking about these animals the other day so I decided to run a search engine on them. I couldn't tell the difference between the Gemsbok and the Oryx and the search wasn't very helpful. They both look the same to me! Anyone know?
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    I know the Gemsbok has black and white markings mainly on their face and mostly black and white on their body with some shades of grey if I recall correctly. The Gemsbok also has straighter horns.

    What we took was a Simatar-Horned Oryx which are all white with burnt red neck and face markings. THeir horns also have more curvature to them.

    Now I am sure there are many subspecies of Oryx. Its like deer, how many species are there in the deer family? I am sure its the same for the oryx.
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