Taxon profile


Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Bovidae - cattle, antelopes, sheep and goats »  genus Rupicapra

Scientific synonyms

Capella rupricapra
Capra rupicapra Linnaeus, 1758 o

Type taxon of:Rupicapra de Blainville, 1816 (Capra rupicapra Linnaeus, 1758)
Least Concern


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra asiatica Lydekker, 1908 - Anatolian Chamois
subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica Bolkay, 1925 - Balkan Chamois

Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica - Balkan Chamois

subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra carpatica Couturier, 1938 - Carpathian Chamois

Rupicapra rupicapra carpatica - Carpathian Chamois

subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra cartusiana Couturier, 1938 - Chartreuse Chamois
subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra caucasica Lydekker, 1910 - Caucasian Chamois
subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758) - Alpine Chamois

Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra - Alpine Chamois

subspecies Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica Blahout, 1972 - Tatra Chamois

Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica - Tatra Chamois

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305244]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [39255]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Rupicapra rupicapra Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [243:gaemse-gemse-rupicapra]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Rupicapra rupicapra (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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