Himalayan serow

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Himalayan serow
Himalayan Serow Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary East Sikkim Sikkim India 13.02.2016.jpg
Male Himalayan serow in Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, Sikkim, India
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capricornis
Species: C. thar[1]
Binomial name
Capricornis thar[1]
Hodgson, 1831

The Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar) is a goat-antelope native to the eastern Himalayas and eastern and southeastern Bangladesh. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List because the population is considered to be declining due to habitat loss and hunting for its meat.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Himalayan serows are known to occur in east and southeast Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, northern India including Sikkim and provinces east of Bangladesh, Tibet, and probably into western Myanmar.[2]

Conservation[edit]

Capricornis thar is listed in CITES Appendix I.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubb, P. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 705. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d Duckworth, J.W. & MacKinnon, J. (2008). "Capricornis thar". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature.