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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Bovidae > Genus: Capra > Species: Capra ibex

Alpine ibex - Capra ibex Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1375


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alpen-Steinbock German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpesteinbukk Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpestenbuk Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpi kaljukits Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpine ibex English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alppikauris Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpski kozorog Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpu kaza Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bouquetin des Alpes French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Íbice de los Alpes Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Planinski kozorog Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stambecco delle Alpi Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steebock Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steenbok Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steingeit Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stenbock Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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