THE RED GORAL OF THE NORTH-EAST FRONTIER REGION

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Abstract

Reports dating back to 1912 of a remarkable foxy-red coloured goral or goat-antelope (Nemorhaedus) from S.E. Tibet and N.E. Assam have been investigated. In 1931 Lord Cranbrook collected a specimen of this goral in the Adung Valley, Upper Burma, and recently Mr H. L. Cooper has presented to the British Museum (Natural History) a rug made of skins of three of these gorals taken in 1922 in the Mishmi Hills of Upper Assam. Study of these specimens has led to the proposal of a new species of Nemorhaedus based not only on colour but also on comparative size and proportions. A colour plate of skins of the new animal is given.

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