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SPECIES Capra sibirica

Author:Pallas, 1776.
Citation:Spicil. Zool., 11: 52.
Common Name:Siberian Ibex
Type Locality:"sylvas inter Udae et Birjussae fluviorum fontes ad ipsam calcem Sajensis"; "northern slope of Sayansk Mountains, in the neighbourhood of Munku Sardyx, west of Lake Baikal" (Lydekker, 1913:143) (Russia, Siberia, Sayan Mtns, near Munku-Sardyk).
Distribution:Mountain ranges of N Afghanistan, China (N Gansu, W Inner Mongolia, Sinkiang, N Tibet), N India (Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh), E Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, S and W Mongolia, N Pakistan, Russia (S Siberia), and Tajikistan.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Treated as a species distinct from C. ibex by Heptner et al. (1961).
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