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What’s the difference between mouflons and urials?

Mouflons and urials are two groups of old world wild sheep in the genus Ovis. Compared with other sheep, they have much in common: For example they are…

Markhor (Capra falconeri)

The „king of the goat tribe“ H. L. Haughton called the Markhor in 1913: „His very looks and bearing are regal.“ [7] For Schaller (1977) it is simply…

Straight-horned Markhor (C. f. megaceros)

As the name suggests: the distinctive feature of this subspecies is its straight horns. There are two phenotypes: Kabul Markhor and Suleiman Markhor. Both forms are rather small….

Wildlife in the Darwaz Mountains of Tajikistan

I visited Tajikistan between February 15th and March 2nd 2020. They main purpose of the trip for me was to see Markhor. Of course I was equally excited to observe all other wildlife species –…

Anatolian Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra asiatica)

The Anatolian Chamois is a very rarely discussed and documented taxon. Lydekker described it in 1908. Since then not much has happened. Find below a summary of facts…

Caucasian Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra caucasica)

Find listed below a series of Caucasian Chamois photos

Mishmi Hills Encounter: Chinese Serow in India?

During a field trip to the Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India between October 24th and October 31th, 2017 a serow was observed. Comparing physical features of different species…

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…

Chartreuse Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra cartusiana)

The Chartreuse Chamois is seen as a subspecies of the Alpine Chamois. It has a very small and isolated distribution range in the Chartreuse massif at the western edge of the French Alps.

Kharaulakh Snow Sheep (Ovis nivicola spp.)

The Kharaulakh Snow Sheep is a subspecies – not yet described -, most closely related to the Yakut Snow Sheep.