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tahr

 (tär)
n.
Any of three goatlike mammals of the genus Hemitragus of the Himalayas, southern India, and the Arabian peninsula, having backward-curved horns. Some biologists place the species in three different genera.

[Nepalese thār.]

tahr

(tɑː)
n
(Animals) any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns
[C19: variation of Nepali thār]

tahr

(tɑr)

n.
any short-horned goatlike bovid of the genus Hemitragus, of the Himalayas, India, and Arabia.
[1832; < Nepali thār]
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Resultan determinantes, al respecto, el tamano de los restos de gamo, cuyas proporciones anatomicas se situan en el limite inferior de Dama dama geiselana; la presencia de tahr de dimensiones similares a las de Hemitragus cendrensis; la ausencia de Terricola duodecimcostatus y Microtus arvalis, especies bien documentadas en los yacimientos del Paleolitico Medio del Pleistoceno Superior regional, y la presencia de Microtus brecciensis del Nivel v para abajo, mientras que el Microtus cabrerae solo aparece documentado en los paquetes iv y superiores, confirmando por sus medidas una posicion antigua dentro del Pleistoceno Superior (3).
The tahr, genus Hemitragus, adds to the Capra list.
These taxa were replaced by newcoming species, most of them of Asian origin, namely Stephanorhinus hundsheimensis, Equus altidens, Praemegaceros verticornis, Hemibos, Hemitragus and Soergelia minor (Fig.
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Only the mountains, which are less accessible to vehicles, support remnant populations of wild sheep (Ovis vignei), tahr (Hemitragus jayakari), ibex, and Arabian leopards (Panthera pardus nimr), which stubbornly cling on, are surviving against the odds.
Species in the study area and scat samples could belong to the Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr), caracal (Caracal caracal), grey wolf (Canis lupus), striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena), Arabian tahr (Hemitragus jayakari) and Arabian gazelle (Gazella gazella).