New distribution record of the Bhutan Takin Budorcas taxicolor whitei Hodgson, 1850 (Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) in Bhutan

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Tashi Dhendup
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0574-6218
Tshering Tempa
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8901-3443
Tsethup Tshering
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1306-2377
Nawang Norbu
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7461-9189

Abstract

A camera trapping survey in eastern Bhutan in 2015 has yielded a 
picture of the Bhutan Takin in the uplands of Kurichu River watersheds in east of Wangchuck Centennial National Park, and is the easternmost documented  distribution of the species in Bhutan. The photograph was taken on 30th June 2015 at 9:24 AM in the site located on 27056’03.8’’E & 91004’53.7â€N at 3,898m. The habitat is dominated by Fir and Rhododendron.

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Dhendup, T., Tempa, T., Tshering, T. and Norbu, N. 2016. New distribution record of the Bhutan Takin Budorcas taxicolor whitei Hodgson, 1850 (Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) in Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 11 (Sep. 2016), 9365–9366. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2876.8.11.9365-9366.
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Tashi Dhendup, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Department of Forest and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Royal Government of Bhutan

Research Officer
Department of Conservation Biology

Tshering Tempa, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Department of Forest and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Royal Government of Bhutan

Chair
Department of Conservation Biology

Tsethup Tshering, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Department of Forest and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Royal Government of Bhutan

Research Assistant
Department of Sustainable Forestry

Nawang Norbu, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Department of Forest and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Royal Government of Bhutan

DirectorUgyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment

Department of Forest and Park Services

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