Southeastern Spanish ibex

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Southeastern Spanish ibex
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Southeastern Spanish ibex from Sierra Nevada
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
Species: C. pyrenaica
Subspecies: C. p. hispanica
Trinomial name
Capra pyrenaica hispanica
Schimper, 1848

The Southeastern Spanish ibex or Beceite ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica) is a goat that is endemic to Spain.

Southeastern Spanish ibex from Mont Caro (Tortosa)

The Southeastern Spanish ibex inhabits the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de las Nieves National Park, Sierra de Cazorla, Sierra de Grazalema, Montes de Malaga, in Andalucia. It also occurs in the Sierra Morena. Outside Andalucia, it can be found in the Montes de Toledo and in the mountains all along the Spanish Mediterranean, with populations as far north as southern Catalonia. From there it might one day colonise the Pyrenees, which were formerly home to another subspecies of the Spanish Ibex.