Yak

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Wild yak
Temporal range: 5–0 Ma
Early Pliocene – Recent
Wild oxen, sheep and goats of all lands, living and extinct (Plate IV) BHL9370000.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. mutus
Binomial name
Bos mutus
Bos mutus map.png
Distribution o Wild yak

The yak (Bos grunniens an Bos mutus) is a lang-haired bovid foond throughoot the Himalayan region o sooth Central Asie, the Tibetan Plateau an as far north as Mongolie an Roushie. Maist yaks are domesticatit yaks, Bos grunniens. Thare is an aa a smaa, vulnerable population o wild yaks, Bos mutus. In the 1990s, a concertit effort wis unnertaken tae help save the wild yak population.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Buzzard, P. & Berger, J. (2016). "Bos mutus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T2892A101293528. Retrieved 3 December 2016.