Tahr sentence example
The genera are Ovis (sheep), Capra (goats) and Hemitragus (tahr).
There are, however, several more or less transitional forms. Tahr are short-horned goats.
The short-horned Asiatic goats of the genus Hemitragus receive mention in the article Tahr; but it may be added that fossil species of the same genus are known from the Lower Pliocene formations of India, which have also yielded remains of a goat allied to the markhor of the Himalayas.
Tahr frequent the worst ground of almost all ruminants.
Three very characteristic ruminants, having some affinities with goats, inhabit the Himalaya; these are the " serow " (Nemorhaedus), " goral " (Cemas) and " tahr " (Hemitragus), the last-named ranging to rather high elevations.Advertisement
The area protects an abundant wildlife including the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan tahr and leopard.