Turkmen wild goat

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Turkmen wild goat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
Species:
Subspecies:
C. a. turcmenica
Trinomial name
Capra aegagrus turcmenica
Zalkin, 1950

The Turkmen wild goat or bearded goat (Capra aegagrus turcmenica) is a vulnerable sub-species of wild goat native to Iran and Turkmenistan. Turkmen wild goats are present in scattered populations in the central Kopet Dagh along the border between Turkmenistan and Iran between, and in the Large Balkhan (Bolshye) north of Nebit Dagh. It is closely related to domestic goats (Capra aegagrus hircus). As of 1986, their total population was estimated to be 7 000, and decreasing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Types of Goats including Domestic and Wild Ones". www.liveanimalslist.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.