Talk:Takin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Mammals (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Mammals, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of mammal-related subjects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Bhutan (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Bhutan, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Bhutan on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Is Takin also known as Tarkin? I've noticed it's referred to as Tarkin on a few webpages, but it may be a misspelling.

The Motilal Banarsidass pub. Tibetan-English translational Dictionary gives the name in Tibetan as rta-skyin - meaning horse-ibex. (ཏ་ཨིན)? 211.26.165.199 (talk) 05:47, 24 October 2008 (UTC) Ian Ison

Possible factual error: Takin weight[edit]

Seems like 1000+ kg is a little on the high side. Other references around the internet state that the takin can weigh up to 350kg —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 205.171.35.82 (talk) 21:37, 11 March 2007 (UTC).

Muskox relatives?[edit]

How closely / distantly related are Takin and Muskox? 202.138.52.64 (talk) 06:35, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Ian Ison

Both the takin and the muskox are in the Caprinae subfamily of the family Bovidae. They are closely related. That's why I don't think the comment about "convergent evolution" is appropriate. They don't even have parallel evolution; they're both giant species of sheep. I think the comment about convergence should be removed. --Gaddy (talk) 22:14, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Spurious? Golden Fleece connection[edit]

I commented out the assertion "The Takin, specifically the Golden Takin may be the source and inspiration of the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology" The Golden Fleece is a Greek myth that takes places at the farthest eastern edge of the Greek oecumene. or inhabited world. The myth of the Golden Fleece was an archaic one, but the takin's habitat lay beyond the Greek horizon even in the age of Alexander. Who would make such an uninformed connection in print? A blogger? A newspaper reporter?--Wetman (talk) 18:53, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Shanxi or Shaanxi?[edit]

The Tierpark Friedrichsfelde and most of the internet say Shaanxi, which is a different Chinese province than Shanxi - does anyone know what's correct? HMallison (talk) 13:49, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Because nobody seems to know I will stick with the authority of the Tierpark and alter the article. HMallison (talk) 22:54, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Horns[edit]

How many horns do they have? The bit about horns is really unclear. Well, two sentences saying somewhat different things. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marchin Man (talkcontribs) 21:51, 3 December 2013 (UTC)