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Himalayan serow

Himalayan serow[1]
Hunter with dead Himalayan serow
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Capricornis
Species: C. thar
Binomial name
Capricornis thar
Hodgson, 1831

The Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar) is a goat-antelope native to the Himalayas, and eastern and southeastern Bangladesh. It has been classified as "Near Threatened" by IUCN because it is believed to be in significant decline due to hunting for food and habitat loss.[2]

Distribution and habitat

Himalayan serows are known to occur in east and southeast Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, northern India including Sikkim and provinces east of Bangladesh, Tibet, and probably into western Myanmar.[2]


Capricornis thar is listed in CITES Appendix I.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d Duckworth, J.W., MacKinnon, J. (2008). "Capricornis thar".  
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