Taxon profile


Himalayan Tahr
Hemitragus jemlahicus (H. Smith, 1826)

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

Scientific synonyms

Capra jemlahica H. Smith, 1826 o
Hemitragus jemlahicus jemlahicus (H. Smith, 1826)
Capra jharal Hodgson, 1833

Type taxon of:Hemitragus Hodgson, 1841 (Capra jharal Hodgson, 1833)
Near Threatened


juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists*

Africa: South Africai, Asia: Bhutan?, China, India, Nepal, Australia and Oceania: New Zealandi

* List of countries might not be complete

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775) - Snow Leopard

parasite: Haemaphysalis warburtoni Nuttall, 1912

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [9919]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Hemitragus jemlahicus (C.H. Smith, 1826)]
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 Hemitragus jemlahicus C. H. Smith, 1826]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [642:tahr-hemitragus-jemlahicus]

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 Hemitragus jemlahicus (H. Smith, 1826)]

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o original combination

i species introduced to area described by check-list

? disputed occurrence of species in area described by check-list