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Goat antelopes
Barbary sheep, Ammotragus lervia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Gray, 1821
Pantholopinae

Caprinae is a subfamily of the even-toed ungulate family Bovidae. Animals of the Caprinae subfamily are called caprid or goat-antelope.

The domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and domestic goat (Capra hircus) are part of this group.

Taxonomy

  • Subfamily Caprinae
    • Genus Pantholops
      • Tibetan antelope or Chiru (Pantholops hodgsonii)
    • Genus Capricornis
    • Genus Naemorhedus: Gorals
      • Himalayan goral, Naemorhedus goral
      • Long-tailed goral, Naemorhedus caudatus
      • Red goral, Naemorhedus baileyi
      • Chinese goral, Naemorhedus griseus
    • Genus Oreamnos
    • Genus Rupicapra
      • Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)
      • Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica)
    • Genus Myotragus
      • Myotragus balearicus
    • Genus Budorcas
      • Takin (Budorcas taxicolor)
    • Genus Ovibos
    • Genus Hemitragus
      • Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)
    • Genus Nilgiritragus
      • Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius)
    • Genus Arabitragus
      • Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakiri)
    • Genus Capra
      • Wild goat (Capra aegagrus)
      • Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)
      • Walia ibex (Capra walie)
      • West Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica)
      • East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis)
      • Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica)
      • Markhor (Capra falconeri)
    • Genus Pseudois
      • Bharal (Pseudois nayaur)
      • Dwarf blue sheep (Pseudois schaeferi)
    • Genus Ammotragus
      • Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia)
    • Genus Ovis

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