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Pyrenean Chamois - Species Detail
Rupricapra pyrenaica pyrenaica
Sarrio, isart (Sp), Pyrenäen Gams (G), Chamois des Pyrénées, Izard (F).
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 29-30 inches (74-76 cm). Weight 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg).
Summer coat is reddish, turning brown in winter. Underparts are pale. Rump, throat, lower jaw and front of face are yellowish. Larger and darker than the Cantabrian chamois, with longer, thicker horns.
DISTRIBUTION Locally in the Pyrenees Mountains of northeastern Spain and southern France.
STATUS Stable, with numbers estimated at 20,000 in 1981.
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