A small two-horned mammal discovered in Vietnam in 1992, with similarities to both antelopes and oxen.
- Pseudoryx nghetinhensis.
- And an unusual form of antelope, the saola, was found in Vietnam a few years ago.
- Weighing in at about 220 pounds, the saola is the largest land-dwelling mammal introduced to science since the kouprey, or gray ox, was described in 1937.
- They include the saola (a goat-sized animal with spearlike horns) and a mysterious antelope-like beast known in Cambodia as the khiting vor, of which scientists have seen only the horns.
1990s: a local name, literally 'spindle horn'.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: saola
Definition of saola in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.