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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And let's not forget Oreamnos americanus, the Rocky Mountain goat, which, of course, goes with the Capra listing.
Reported food items include reindeer/caribou (Rangifer tarandus), moose (Alces alces), mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus), sheep (Ovis spp.), beaver (Castor spp.), marmots (Marmota spp.), ground squirrels (Spermophilus spp.), hares (Lepus spp.), voles (Microtus spp.), lemmings (Lemmus spp.), fox (Vulpes vulpes), birds, bird eggs, frogs, insect larvae, berries, and marine mammals (Rausch and Pearson, 1972; Magoun, 1987; Samelius et al., 2002; Copeland and Whitman, 2003; Lofroth et al., 2007).
Estudios en heces de rumiantes como la cabra de montana Oreamnos americanus (Poole et al, 2011), el cervido Sitka de cola negra Odocoileus bemionus sitkensis (Brinkman et al., 2011) y la oveja de las Montanas Ovis canadensis (Wehausen et al., 2004, Luikart et al., 2006), han demostrado muy buena recuperacion de ADN en estas especies que, como la vicuna, depositan sus heces en forma de bolitas o pellets.