Category: Chamois, Southern (Rupicapra pyrenaica)

Cantabrian Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica parva)

Rupicapra p. parva is, as its name suggests, much smaller than the other two Southern Chamois subspecies. In fact the Cantabrian Chamois is the smallest of all chamois.

Pyrenean Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica)

The Pyrenean Chamois is the nominotypical taxon of the Southern Chamois. It is smaller than the Apennine Chamois.

Apennine Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata)

The scientific name refers to its ornate appearance. The Italians simply call it „the most beautiful chamois in the world“. Looking at the contrasting winter pelage and the…