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- proper n. A genus of Asian caprines; goral
Several distinctive ungulate herbivores are endemic to this hotspot, including the takin (Budorcas taxicolor, VU), an unusual 300-kilogram goat antelope, the red or Bailey's goral (Nemorhaedus baileyi, VU), which is endemic to the Gaoligong Shan, and the Chinese forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii).
The goral Nemorhaedus goral does not seem to occur within the basin, although the species does occur near the Park.
Some of the characteristic mammals that can be used as focal species in this ecoregion include goral (Nemorhaedus goral), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), and yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula).
Serow (Nemorhaedus bubalinus), 6000-12,000 ft. From Kashmír eastwards.
MoC (1991) notes 170 vertebrate species and lists ten mammals and two fish, including notable species as giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca (EN), lesser panda Ailurus fulgens (VU), golden snub-nosed monkey Pygathrix roxellanae roxellanae (VU), rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta, Szechwan takin Budorcas taxicolor thibetana (VU) mainland serow Capricornis sumatraensis (VU), common goral Nemorhaedus goral, tufted deer Elaphodus cephalophus, forest musk deer Moschus berezovskii and white-lipped deer Cervus albirostris (VU).
Besides the possibility of a few tigers, the Jingbo Reserve supports mammals such as leopards, lynx (Lynx lynx), musk deer (Moschus moschiferus), red deer (Cervus elaphus), Sika deer (C. nippon), and goral (Nemorhaedus goral).
The snow leopard (Uncia uncia) and the Tibetan wolf (Canis lupus) roam these high-altitude landscapes, hunting large ungulates such as the goral (Nemorhaedus goral), serow (Naemorhedus sumatraensis), Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), argali (Ovis ammon), and blue sheep (Pseudois nayur).
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