Definitions for takinˈtɑ kɪn, -kin
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ta•kinˈtɑ kɪn, -kin(n.)
a massive, goatlike bovid, Budorcas taxicolor, of the E Himalayas, China, and N Burma.
Category: Zoology, Mammals
Origin of takin:
takin, gnu goat, Budorcas taxicolor(noun)
large heavily built goat antelope of eastern Himalayan area
A Himalayan goat-antelope, Budorcas taxicolor.
Origin: From a Tibeto-Burman language, probably or .
The takin, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. The four subspecies are: B. taxicolor taxicolor, the Mishmi Takin; B. taxicolor bedfordi, the Shaanxi or golden takin; B. t. tibetana, the Tibetan or Sichuan takin; and B. t. whitei, the Bhutan takin. Mitochondrial research shows the takin are related to sheep; its similarity to the muskox is an example of convergent evolution. The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.
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