Chamois

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Chamois
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Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Rupicapra
Species: R. rupicapra
Binomial name
Rupicapra rupicapra
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a goat-antelope species native tae muntains in Europe, includin the Carpathie Muntains o Romanie, the European Alps, the Tatra Muntains, the Balkans, pairts o Turkey, an the Caucasus. The chamois haes an aa been introduced tae the Sooth Island o New Zealand. Some subspecies o chamois are strictly pertectit in the EU unner the European Habitats Directive.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Aulagnier, S., Giannatos, G. & Herrero, J. (2008). Rupicapra rupicapra. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora at EUR-Lex