A small population in the Helan Shan (Helan Mountains, Ningxia Province, China) at the northeastern end of the distribution area of the Bharal is believed to belong to a new, yet undescribed subspecies of P. nayaur . Tan, S. et al. (2017) confirm this finding based on molecular data from cytochrome b and the mitochondrial control region sequences. 
The images presented here (2019-08) are the first ones to be published in that context.
*It seems natural to call a putative new subspecies of Bharal from the Helan Shan (Helan Mountains) „Helan Shan Bharal“, yet the name is not confirmed.
Bharal generally avoid entering forested areas. In the Helan Shan apparently they make a partial exception. 
Ren et al. (1999) and Lü et al. (2000) estimated the Helan Shan population at roughly 5.000 to 9.000 individuals, but their extrapolations were based on non-randomly placed transects. Liu et al. (2005) have continued to monitor this population, which, regardless of methodological problems in estimating its size, is clearly dense and in no danger. 
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