Whaling direction

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Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 6 Feb 19, Wednesday

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The Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) is a large even-toed ungulate native to the Himalayas in southern Tibet, northern Pakistan, northern India and Nepal. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, as the population is declining due to hunting and habitat loss.[1]

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A recent phylogenetic analysis indicates that the genus Hemitragus is monospecific, and that the Himalayan tahr is a wild goat.[2]

The Himalayan tahr has been introduced to Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.[1][3]

Tahrs belong to the subfamily Caprinae in the order Artiodactyla. Their closest relatives in the subfamily Caprinae are sheep and goats.[4]A subspecies, the Eastern Himalayan tahr or shapi, was described in 1944.[5] This classification is not considered valid anymore, and no subspecies are currently recognized.[1]

The word “tahr” is derived from the Nepali word thār and was first used in English writings in 1835.[6]

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