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SPECIES Oreamnos americanus

Author:de Blainville, 1816.
Citation:Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris, 1816: 80.
Common Name:Mountain Goat
Type Locality:"d'Amerique"; restricted to the type locality of Ovis montanus Ord, 1815, the Columbia River area, where observed by Lewis and Clark, in "the Cascade Mountains, and the nearby range" (Hollister, 1912:185) "near Mt Adams, Washington" (Dalquest, 1948:409) (USA, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Mt. Adams).
Distribution:SE Alaska (USA), S Yukon and SW Mackenzie (Canada) to NC Oregon, C Idaho, and Montana (USA). Introduced to Kodiak, Chichagof, and Baranof Isls (Alaska), Olympic Peninsula (Washington), C Montana, Black Hills (South Dakota), and Colorado (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Cowan and McCrory (1970). Reviewed by Rideout and Hoffmann (1975, Mammalian Species, 63).
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