Western Spanish ibex

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Western Spanish ibex
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Western Spanish ibex at Sierra de Gredos (Spain)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
Species: C. pyrenaica
Subspecies: C. p. victoriae
Trinomial name
Capra pyrenaica victoriae
Cabrera, 1911

The Western Spanish ibex or Gredos ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae) is a vulnerable subspecies of goat indigenous to Spain. Specifically, it is indigenous to the central Spanish mountains Sierra de Gredos. Later it was re-introduced to other sites in Spain (Batuecas, La Pedriza, Riaño) and to northern Portugal (Peneda-Gerês National Park).[1]

Remnant populations survive in the Picos de Europa and other parts of the Cantabrian Mountains along with some reintroductions. The largest population there is in the mountains north of Riaño. It is also found in southern Galicia near the border with Portugal. In northern Portugal 100 or so survive in the Peneda-Gerês National Park which adjoins the larger population in southern Galicia. The Gredos Ibex has been reintroduced to several areas for hunting purposes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palomo and Gisbert 2002, Cabral et al. 2005, Moço et al. 2006, J. Herrero pers. comm. 2006|url=[1]