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Capra  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180714

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Aries Link, 1795
  Common Name(s): goats [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2012   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderArtiodactyla Owen, 1848 – artiodactyls, porco do mato, veado, cloven-hoofed ungulates, even-toed ungulates  
                                  FamilyBovidae Gray, 1821 – antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep, bovids  
                                     SubfamilyCaprinae Gray, 1821  
                                        GenusCapra Linnaeus, 1758 – goats  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Capra caucasica Güldenstaedt and Pallas, 1783 – Tur, West Caucasian tur 
                                           Species Capra falconeri (Wagner, 1839) – markhor, Markhor 
                                           Species Capra hircus Linnaeus, 1758 – domestic goat, goat (feral), Goat 
                                           Species Capra ibex Linnaeus, 1758 – Alpine Ibex, ibex 
                                           Species Capra nubiana F. Cuvier, 1825 – nubian ibex, Nubian Ibex 
                                           Species Capra pyrenaica Schinz, 1838 – Spanish Ibex, Spanish ibex 
                                           Species Capra sibirica (Pallas, 1776) – Siberian ibex, Siberian Ibex 
                                           Species Capra walie Rüppell, 1835 – Walia, Walia ibex 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Capra    
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Capra    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Capra   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Capra   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Capra   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Reviewed by Coutourier (1962). Includes Orthaegoceros; see Heptner et al. (1961:593). Some authors have included Ammotragus and Ovis; see Ansell (1972:70) and Van Gelder (1977b). However, most authors have not followed this arrangement; see Gray and Simpson (1980), Gromov and Baranova (1981), Hall (1981), and Corbet and Hill (1991). There is no consensus concerning the number of species to be recognized in this genus; some would recognize only two (hircus and falconeri; see Haltenorth, 1963...  



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