Capra sibirica hemalayanus
DESCRIPTION A big male will stand 40 inches (102 cm) at the shoulder and weigh 200 pounds (91 kg). Coat is thick and woolly in winter, being shed in early summer. Color is very variable, ranging from pale brown to dark brown, with a darker dorsal stripe and often a lighter saddle patch and whitish neck patch. Generally darker in summer than in winter.
DISTRIBUTION Both sides of the western Himalayas from Chitral in Pakistan, eastward to Leh and the upper Shyok River in Ladakh, and southeastward to the upper Sutlej River in northern India.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes the following races: dauvergnii (Kashmir), filippii (Lahul, northwest India), hemalayanus (Nepal), pedri (Gilgit), sacin, sakeen (Tibetan slopes of Himalayas), sakin, skyn (Baltistan, Kashmir), and wardi (Braldu, Baltistan), with hemalayanus Hodgson, 1841 having priority.