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Takin Goat-Antelope Bhutan

Takin Goat-Antelope Bhutan

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Uploaded 21 Aug 2014 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2014
From collection: Bhutan
Taken by: Yannick Beaudoin, GRID-Arendal
The takin, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. The four subspecies are: B. t. taxicolor, the Mishmi takin; B. t. bedfordi, the Shaanxi takin or golden takin; B. t. tibetana, the Tibetan or Sichuan takin; and B. t. whitei, the Bhutan takin. Mitochondrial research shows the takin is related to sheep; its similarity to the muskox is an example of convergent evolution. The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.
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