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Is Takin also known as Tarkin? I've noticed it's referred to as Tarkin on a few webpages, but it may be a misspelling.
Possible factual error: Takin weight
Seems like 1000+ kg is a little on the high side. Other references around the internet state that the takin can weigh up to 350kg —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:37, 11 March 2007 (UTC).
Both the takin and the muskox are in the Caprinae subfamily of the family Bovidae. They are closely related. That's why I don't think the comment about "convergent evolution" is appropriate. They don't even have parallel evolution; they're both giant species of sheep. I think the comment about convergence should be removed. --Gaddy (talk) 22:14, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
I agree, this whole section should be re-written:
- Whilst the Wikipedia page on extant species of Caprinae places the Takin together with the Muskox in the tribe Ovibovini, mitochondrial research shows the takin is more related to sheep. Its similarity to the muskox is therefore an example of convergent evolution.
The 'whilst the wikipedia page' bit is annoying. I'm willing to rewrite it to keep the facts in place but in a more neutral manner if there are no objections? Suppafly (talk) 18:59, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Spurious? Golden Fleece connection
I commented out the assertion "The Takin, specifically the Golden Takin may be the source and inspiration of the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology" The Golden Fleece is a Greek myth that takes places at the farthest eastern edge of the Greek oecumene. or inhabited world. The myth of the Golden Fleece was an archaic one, but the takin's habitat lay beyond the Greek horizon even in the age of Alexander. Who would make such an uninformed connection in print? A blogger? A newspaper reporter?--Wetman (talk) 18:53, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Shanxi or Shaanxi?
- Because nobody seems to know I will stick with the authority of the Tierpark and alter the article. HMallison (talk) 22:54, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
How many horns do they have? The bit about horns is really unclear. Well, two sentences saying somewhat different things. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marchin Man (talk • contribs) 21:51, 3 December 2013 (UTC)