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A goat antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) of high mountainous regions of the Plateau of Tibet, having long straight horns in the male and an undercoat that is highly prized for its downy wool. Also called Tibetan antelope.

[Of Tibeto-Burman origin; possibly a compound containing a second element akin to Tibetan rwa, -ru, horn.]


(Animals) a Tibetan antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, having a dense woolly pinkish-brown fleece prized as the source of shahtoosh wool: now close to extinction due to illegal slaughter for its fleece
[C19: probably from Tibetan]
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The sequences were BLAST and further analyzed through multiple sequence alignment of IFN-a of Beetal goat with other species like goat (Capra hircus: GenBank accession number XM005683621), sheep (Ovis aries: X59067), cattle (Bos taurus: NP001165512), buffalo (Bubalus bubalis: XP006055575), Yak (Bos grunniens: AEU17776) chiru (Pantholops hodgsonii: XM005962133), and blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra: ACR61636).
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Evaluation of line transect sampling for density estimates of chiru Pantholops hodgsoni in the Aru Basin, Tibet.