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Budorcas taxicolor (takin)

Wikipedia Abstract

The takin (/ˈtɑːkɪn/; Budorcas taxicolor; Tibetan: ར་རྒྱ་, Wylie: ra rgya), 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.
View Wikipedia Record: Budorcas taxicolor

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
48
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.19
EDGE Score: 3.89

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  396.83 lbs (180.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  13.23 lbs (6.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  7 months
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Daba Mountains evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests Bhutan, India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Coniferous Forests
Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Huang He Plain mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests China, India, Bhutan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle subtropical forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle temperate forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Tibet shrub and meadows China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Yarlung Tsangpo arid steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Changshanerhai Nature Reserve V 139448 Yunnan, China  
Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve V 1245925 Yunnan, China  
Medog Nature Reserve   China      
Namdapha National Park II   Arunachal Pradesh, India
Nujiang Nature Reserve   China      
Wolong Nature Reserve V 826140 Sichuan, China  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No

Emblem of

Bhutan

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Varestrongylus longispiculatus <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Albuquerque Biological Parktibetana
Assiniboine Park Zootibetana
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardentibetana
Denver Zoological Gardenstaxicolor
Detroit Zoological Societytibetana
Helsinki Zootaxicolor
Highland Wildlife Parktaxicolor
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardenstibetana
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardenstibetana
Marwell Wildlifetaxicolor
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunntaxicolor
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantestibetana
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzezataxicolor
Mill Mountain Zootibetana
Minnesota Zoological Gardentibetana
Moscow Zoological Parktibetana
Mountain View Conservation & Breedingtibetana
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africatibetana
Novosibirsk Zoological Parktaxicolor
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFTtaxicolor
Paignton Zoo Environmental Parktaxicolor
Parc de Lunarettibetana
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowietaxicolor
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Parktibetana
Podkrusnohorsky Zoopark Chomutovbedfordi
 taxicolor
Potawatomi Zootibetana
Red River Zootibetana
Riga Zootaxicolor
Rotterdam Zootibetana
Saint Louis Zoological Parktibetana
San Diego Zootaxicolor
 tibetana
Skaerup Mini Zootaxicolor
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royaltibetana
Tallinn Zootaxicolor
Tama Zoological Parkbedfordi
The Wildstibetana
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnbergtaxicolor
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbHbedfordi
 taxicolor
 tibetana
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Centertibetana
Wilhelma Zootaxicolor
Wroclaw Zoo, LLCtaxicolor
Yokohama Zool. Gardensbedfordi
Zoo Dresden GmbHtaxicolor
Zoo of Antwerptaxicolor
Zoo Parc de Beauvaltaxicolor
Zoological Garden Praguetaxicolor
Zoologicka zahrada Liberecbedfordi
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brnataxicolor
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
 taxicolor
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurttaxicolor
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertaltaxicolor

Range Map

Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access