Red serow

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Red serow [1]
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CITES Appendix I (CITES) [3]
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capricornis
C. rubidus
Binomial name
Capricornis rubidus
(Blyth, 1863)
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Distribution of red serow
  • Naemorhedus rubidus
  • Capricornis sumatraensis rubidus

The red serow (Capricornis rubidus), also called the Burmese red serow [2] is a goat-antelope thought to be native to southern Bangladesh and northern Myanmar. [1] It has been sometimes been considered a subspecies of C. sumatraensis . [1] In the northeastern part of India, the red serow occurs widely in the hills south of the Brahmaputra river. [4] [5] although the IUCN states that this species is recorded with certainty only from Myanmar, in Kachin State, and that records in India refer to the Himalayan serow. [2]

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