Definitions

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  • adj. chamois (attributive)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of antelopes, sometimes giving name to a subfamily Rupicaprin√¶; the chamois. There is only one species, R. tragus. See chamois.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chamois

Etymologies

From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The goat is very likely a "rupicapra rupicapra", which is known is Spain as "gamuza".

    Eagle Predation

  • The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is declining due to habitat fragmentation and poaching.

    Biological diversity in the Caucasus

  • Forest fauna include brown bear Ursus arctos, grey wolf Canis lupus, wild boar Sus scrofa, wild cat Felis silvestris, chamois Rupicapra rupicapra, various species of eagle, capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, black grouse Lyrurus tetrix and rock partridge Alectoris graeca.

    Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

  • Distribution and diet of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) in Westland forests, South Island, New Zealand.

    Westland temperate forests

  • The omnivorous possum causes widespread dieback of kamahi and southern rata while the regeneration of seedlings is impaired by red deer (Cervus elaphus) and chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra).

    Westland temperate forests

  • These include wolf Canis lupus, brown bear Ursus arctos, lynx Felis lynx, wild pig Sus scrofa, Caucasian deer Cervus elaphus moral, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, the west Caucasian tur Capra caucasica (EN) and chamois Rupicapra rupicapra and the reintroduced European bison Bison bonasus x B. bonasus caucasicus.

    Western Caucasus, Russian Federation

  • Prouchvane na divata koza (Rupicapra rupicapra) v Pirin (Research on Alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) in Pirin mountains).

    Pirin National Park, Bulgaria

  • Government-funded control of red deer (Cervus elaphus), chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), and Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) began in the 1930s, continued until the 1960s for deer and chamois and remains in place for tahr in alpine areas.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • A number of mammalian species have been introduced, including rats Muridae, stoat Mustela erminea, fallow deer Cervus dama, wapiti (red deer) Cervus elaphus, Himalayan thar Hemitragus jemlahicus, goat Capra sp., chamois Rupicapra rupicapra, pigs Sus sp. and possum Trichosurus vulpecula, with severe ecological impacts discussed below.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • (_Antelope rupicapra_), which inhabit the highest regions of the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the Caucasus.

    Harper's Young People, March 23, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

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