Bharals

Bharals

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Caprinae
Genus : Pseudois

 

Facts about the genus Pseudois, the bharals

It has characters intermediate between the sheep and the goats, Bharals are found at altitudes of 3600 m to 5000 m and feed on the rich and abundant grass on the alpine meadows.

(Hodgson, 1846): In structure and habits, Pseudois is intermediate to Capra and Ovis but is apparently more closely related to Capra. (Full text)

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