Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Bovidae > Genus: Capra > Species: Capra aegagrus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Capra aegagrus cretica Schinz, 1838 Shackleton D M. (1997)
Capra aegagrus aegagrus Erxleben, 1777
Capra aegagrus blythi
Capra aegagrus turcmenica Zalkin 1950

Cretan Wild Goat - Capra aegagrus Erxleben, 1777

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 6 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1372


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Besoaarivuohi Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Besoargeit Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Besoarget Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bezoarged Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bezoarka Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bezoarkaza Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bezoárkecske Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bezoarziege German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cabra Salvaje Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Cabra-selvagem Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Capra selvatica Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chèvre à bézoard French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Chèvre égagre French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chèvre sauvage French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Cretan Wild Goat English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Egagro Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Geess Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Koza Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Koza bezoárová Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Koza bezoárová Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Koza bezoarowa Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pulstikkits Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Villigeit Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Wild goat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Wilde geit Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Yaban keçisi Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2013-12-03 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-04 Italy Italy Capra aegagrus
2008-02-21 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Capra aegagrus
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