Oreamnos

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Oreamnos
Mountain Goat USFWS.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Oreamnos
Rafinesque, 1817
Species

Oreamnos is a genus of North American caprines. The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) is the only living species.[1] Until the end of the Pleistocene, another species, Oreamnos harringtoni, was distributed to the south of the recent form.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubb, P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Mead, JI, Agenbroad, LD, Phillips, AMIII, Middeleton, LT. (1987). Extinct mountain goat (Oreamnos harringtoni ) in southeastern Utah. QUATERN. END. RES. Vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 323-331.