Budorcas taxicolor tibetana

Budorcas taxicolor tibetana, (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Subordo: Ruminantia
Familia: Bovidae
Subfamilia: Caprinae
Genus: Budorcas
Species: Budorcas taxicolor
Subspecies: B. t. tibetana -

Name

Budorcas taxicolor tibetana Milne-Edwards, 1874

Budorcas taxicolor tibetana, Skull and horns

Vernacular names

English: Sze-chuan takin

References
* Budorcas taxicolor tibetana on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

The Sichuan Takin or Tibetan Takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) is a subspecies of takin (goat-antelope). Listed as a vulnerable species, the Sichuan Takin is native to Tibet and the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Xinjiang in the People's Republic of China.[2] It can be differentiated from its close cousin the Golden Takin largely by its coat color among other morphological differences, in addition to a different range of habitat. Sichuan Takins live in dense thickets and bamboo groves, in family groups of up to 30 individuals.[2]
Sichuan Takin at the Cincinnati Zoo

The principle threats to its survival include habitat destruction and hunting. A reliable count of the species has not been fully undertaken, but it may have indirectly benefited from the protections accorded to the Giant Panda and other species.[2]


References

1. ^ Grubb, Peter (16 November 2005). Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14200765.
2. ^ a b c Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World. 2001. ISBN 9780761471943. http://books.google.com/books?id=wFdWlrnz_uoC.

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