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Cantabrian Chamois - Species Detail
Rupricapra pyrenaica parva
Rebeco del Cantábrico (Sp), Cantabrische Gams (G), Chamois Cantabre (F).
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height about 28 inches (71 cm). Weight 45-75 pounds (20-34 kg).
The smallest chamois, with the lightest coloration. Summer coat is reddish, turning brown in winter. Underparts are pale. Rump, throat, lower jaw and front of face are yellowish. Smaller and paler than the Pyrenean chamois and with shorter, slimmer horns.
DISTRIBUTION Cantabrian Mountains of northwestern Spain.
STATUS Stable, with numbers estimated at 15,000 in 1981.
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