Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Bovidae > Genus: Rupicapra > Species: Rupicapra pyrenaica > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata Neumann, 1899 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Rupicapra pyrenaica parva Cabrera, 1911 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica Bonaparte, 1845 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Southern chamois - Rupicapra pyrenaica Bonaparte, 1845

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Good
Atlantic - Poor
Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 5178


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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

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Apennijnse gems Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Camoscio dei Pirenei Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Camurça dos Pirinéus Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iberisk gems Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Isard French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kamzík pyrenejský Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kozica pirenejska Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejska divokoza Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejski gams Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pireneusi zerge Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pürenee mägikits Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyrenäengemse German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyreneidengemssi Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rebeco ibérico Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Southern chamois English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spánargemsa Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Rupicapra ornata Neumann, 1899

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

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-02-28 France rapport France Rupicapra pyrenaica
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