mountain goat

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mountain goat:

see Rocky Mountain goatRocky Mountain goat,
hoofed ruminant mammal, Oreamnos americanus, found in the high mountains of S Alaska, W Canada, and the extreme NW United States. Although it is not a true goat it belongs to the same family (cattle family) and is goatlike in appearance, with a
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mountain goat

1. short for Rocky Mountain goat
2. any wild goat inhabiting mountainous regions
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As will be shown, these bovid remains from Muskox Cave can be referred to Oreamnos harringtoni.
We've dug up historical records that prove mountain goats were already here in Colorado when the first white settlers arrived," says Arch Andrews of the Rocky Mountain Goat Foundation, which successfully lobbied the state Wildlife Commission to declare Oreamnos a native species.
The mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus, is not a true goat but rather a "goat-antelope," with origins in the mountains of Europe and Asia.
And let's not forget Oreamnos americanus, the Rocky Mountain goat, which, of course, goes with the Capra listing.
canadensis, Felis concolor Goat Oreamnos americanus Moose Alces alces Mule deer Odocoileus hemionus Bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis Wolf Canis lupus White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus Table 2.
2007: Does survey effort influence sightability of mountain goats Oreamnos americanus during aerial surveys?
The Rocky Mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus, is not a true goat--it's closer to the Asian gorals and Old World chamois--and it is found only in North America.