Category: Serows (Capricornis sp.)

Serows (genus: Capricornis)

Serows are small to medium-sized, goat- or antilope-like caprinae species. They are the most generalized representatives of the subfamily. Therefore it is thought that all Caprinae species evolved…

Indochinese Serow (Capricornis maritimus)

The Indochinese Serow is a stealthy forest dweller, somehow lacking the attractiveness of its neighbours the Chinese Serow with its heavy, silvery mane or the Sumatran Serow to…

Chinese Serow (Capricornis milneedwardsii)

A „typical“ Chinese Serow – with its long silvery mane – is an almost mystical animal that could rival with a unicorn. Of all serow species it covers…

Himalayan Serow (Capricornis thar)

The Himalayan Serow’s most prominent feature is its trichromatism, being reminiscent of the old Berlin flag: black-red-white – overall blackish above; turning to rusty red on flanks, hindquarters,…

Sumatran Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis)

Being almost entirely black, the Sumatran Serow is easy to recognize. It is medium-sized compared to other Capricornis-species and the only Caprinae member that has its range solely within…

Burmese Red Serow (Capricornis rubidus)

The Red Serow is almost a mythical animal. Very little is known. And it is definititly a candidate for a possible taxonomic split in the future.

Taiwan Serow (Capricornis swinhoei)

The Taiwan serow is the smallest member of the genus Capricornis and an endemite of the main island of Taiwan.

Japanese Serow (Capricornis crispus)

The Japanese Serow is maybe the most noted serow species. It occurs in good numbers in its natural range and is the only serow that is well represented…