Bukharan markhor

subspecies of mammal

The Bukharan markhor or Heptner's markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) is a goat that lives in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.[2][3] It is a subspecies of Capra falconeri.

Bukharan markhor
Capra falconeri hepteneri.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Capra
C. falconeri heptneri
Binomial name
Capra falconeri heptneri


This sheep has horns on its head that curve in a spiral pattern.


This subspecies is endangered because of disease and because human beings hunt them and graze animals in the places where the goats like to live. Snow leopards, brown bears, jackals, wolves, and golden eagles eat the Bukharan markhor.[3]


  1. John R. Platt (May 16, 2021). "Sanctuaries Established to Help Save Spectacular Kashmiri Goat". Scientific American Blogs. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  2. Paul I. Weinberg; Raul Valdez; Alexander K. Fedosenko (August 22, 1997). "Status of the Heptner's Markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) in Turkmenistan (Abstract)". Journal of Mammalogy. 78 (3): 826–829. doi:10.2307/1382940. JSTOR 1382940.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stefan Michel; Tatjana Rosen Michel; Abdusattor Saidov; Khalil Karimov; Munavvar Alidodov; Ismoil Kholmatov (May 1, 2014). "Population status of Heptner's markhor Capra falconeri heptneri in Tajikistan: challenges for conservation". Oryx. Cambridge University Press. 49 (3): 506–513. doi:10.1017/S0030605313000860. S2CID 86132878.