Bukharan markhor

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Bukharan markhor
Capra falconeri hepteneri.jpg
Bukharan Markhor at the LA Zoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
Species: C. falconeri
Subspecies: C. f. heptneri
Trinomial name
Capra falconeri heptneri
Zalkin, 1945

The Bukharan markhor, also known as Turkomen markhor or Tadjik markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) is an endangered goat-antelope, native to Tajikistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, possibly also Afghanistan. Today it is found in few scattered populations, for example in Kugitang Nature Reserve in easternmost Turkmenistan. The population of the Bukharan markhor is at around 5,750 animals. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valdez, R. (2008). "Capra falconeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 April 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is regarded as endangered.
  2. ^ Paul I. Weinberg, Raul Valdez, Alexander K. Fedosenko: Status of the Heptner's markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) in Turkmenistan Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 78, No. 3, Aug., 1997

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