Markhor

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Markhor
Markhor.jpg
Naitional ainimal o Pakistan
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
Species: C. falconeri
Binomial name
Capra falconeri
(Wagner, 1839)
Subspecies

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The markhor (Capra falconeri; Persian/Urdu: مارخور; Pashto: مرغومیmarǧūmay) is a lairge species o wild goat that is foond in northeastren Afghanistan, northren Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan an northren Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), some pairts o Indian Jammu an Kashmir, soothren Tajikistan an soothren Uzbekistan. The species is classed bi the IUCN as Endangered, as thare are fewer nor 2,500 mature individuals an the nummers hae continued tae decline bi an estimatit 20% ower twa generations.[1] The markhor is the naitional ainimal o Pakistan.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Valdez, R. (2008). Capra falconeri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is regarded as endangered.