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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Caprinae.


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  • Yes, it's a Takin Budorcas taxicolor, a bizarre goat-antelope from the bamboo forests of the Himalayas.

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  • Important animal species here include takin (Budorcas taxicolor) and Sichuan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana).

    Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests

  • Important mammal species include the snow leopard (Uncia uncia), which roams the high-altitude meadows; blue sheep (Pseudois nayur); Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus); and the formidable takin (Budorcas taxicolor).

    Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • The ecoregion harbors several threatened species, including the endangered red panda (Ailurus fulgens), takin (Budorcas taxicolor), serow (Capricornis sumatraensis), and particolored squirrel (Hylopetes alboniger).

    Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests

  • 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).

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Southwest China

  • The juniper woodlands in Tsarijathang, in Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan, in particular are used by takin (Budorcas taxicolor) as summer habitat.

    Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests

  • This ecoregion supports potential habitat for a variety of forest mammals such as giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), red pandas (Ailurus fulgens), takins (Budorcas taxicolor), and musk deer (Moschus moschiferus).

    Qilian Mountains conifer forests

  • Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) (Photograph by Bruce Bunting/WWF)

    Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests

  • Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi is a large, rather odd-looking "goat-antelope" that lives among the bamboo and rhododendrons of the Eastern Himalayas, and in the North Bohemian town of Liberec.

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  • 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).

    Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, China


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