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Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Bovidae > Hemitragus

Hemitragus jemlahicus C. H. Smith, 1826 – Himalayan Tahr

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

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Himalayan Tahr is a wild goat species that is native to Himalaya. It can be found in India and Nepal, and introduced to Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa and Unites States. It is adapted to undulating terrain of Himalaya. It is diurnal and feeds on grasses as well as leaves of bushes and small plants.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species is decreasing all over its native range. Major threats to its survival in wild ome from habitat fragmentation owing to human activities such as residential and commercial development, agriculture, logging, overgrazing by livestock; hunting and trapping has also caused serious serious damage to its population.

Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Bovidae > Hemitragus

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Bayani, A. 2023. Hemitragus jemlahicus C. H. Smith, 1826 – Himalayan Tahr. A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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