Endemic Animals of Tibet








Gobi bear
Gobi bear
The Gobi bear, known in Mongolian as the Mazaalai, is a subspecies of the brown bear that is found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. It is listed as critically endangered by the Mongolian Redbook of Endangered Species and by the Zoological Society of London. The population included only around 30 adults in 2009, and is separated by enough distance from other brown bear populations to achieve reproductive isolation. In 1959, hunting of the animal ...
was prohibited in order to preserve the dying subspecies.
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Gobi bear
Thermophis baileyi
Thermophis baileyi
Thermophis baileyi, also known commonly as Bailey's snake, the hot-spring keelback, the hot-spring snake, and the Xizang hot-spring keelback, is a rare species of colubrid snake endemic to Tibet.
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Thermophis baileyi
Dwarf blue sheep
Dwarf blue sheep
The bharal, also called the blue sheep, is a caprine native to the high Himalayas. It is the only member of the genus Pseudois. It occurs in India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. The Helan Mountains of Ningxia have the highest concentration of bharal in the world, with 15 bharals per km2 and 30,000 in total. Its native names include yanyang in Mandarin, bharal, barhal, bharar, and bharut in Hindi, na or sna in Tibetan and Ladakh, ...
nabo in Spitian, naur in Nepali and na or gnao in Bhutan. The bharal was also the focus of George Schaller and Peter Matthiessen's expedition to Nepal in 1973. Their personal experiences are well documented by Matthiessen in his book, The Snow Leopard. The bharal is a major prey of the snow leopard.
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Dwarf blue sheep
Salim Ali's swift
Salim Ali's swift
Salim Ali's swift is a small bird, superficially similar to a house martin. It is, however, completely unrelated to those passerine species, since swifts are in the order Apodiformes. The resemblances between the groups are due to convergent evolution reflecting similar life styles.
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Salim Ali's swift
Tibetan snowfinch
Tibetan snowfinch
The Tibetan snowfinch or Henri's snowfinch is a species of bird in the sparrow family.
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Tibetan snowfinch
Gracixalus medogensis
Gracixalus medogensis
Gracixalus medogensis, also known as the Medog bubble-nest frog or Medog small treefrog, is a species of shrub frog, family Rhacophoridae. As currently known, it is endemic to the Mêdog County in southern Tibet, although its distribution might extend into the adjacent Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.
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Gracixalus medogensis
Scutiger wuguanfui
Scutiger wuguanfui
Scutiger wuguanfui is a species of toad in the family Megophryidae. It is endemic to Tibet and only known from its type locality in the Medog County. The specific name wuguanfui honours Wu Guanfu, a Chinese herpetologist. Common names Wu's lazy toad, Medog lazy toad and Medog cat-eyed toad have been coined for it.
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Scutiger wuguanfui
Gloydius strauchi
Gloydius strauchi
Common names: Tibetan pit viper, Strauch's pitviper. Gloydius strauchi is a species of venomous pit viper in the subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae. The species is native to western China. It is a small snake with a pattern of four longitudinal stripes, although some older specimens may be a uniform black. G. strauchi may be distinguished from G. monticola by its higher midbody dorsal scale count. This species jointly holds the ...
altitude record for pitvipers together with Crotalus triseriatus of Mexico, both being found even above the tree line at over 4,000 m . No subspecies were recognized as being valid, until a recent publication re-evaluated the taxonomic statuses of populations of G. strauchi and described the eastern Tibetan populations as a new species.
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Gloydius strauchi
Diploderma drukdaypo
Diploderma drukdaypo
Diploderma drukdaypo, also known as the dwarf mountain dragon, is a species of lizard native to Tibet.
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Diploderma drukdaypo
Sichuan deer
Sichuan deer
The Sichuan deer, also known as MacNeill's deer, is a subspecies of the wapiti native to Western China.
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Sichuan deer
Kansu red deer
Kansu red deer
The Kansu red deer is a subspecies of wapiti found in the Gansu province of China. This subspecies forms, along with the closely related Sichuan deer, and Tibetan red deer, the southernmost wapiti group.
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Kansu red deer
Gansu pika
Gansu pika
The Gansu pika is a species of mammal in the pika family, Ochotonidae. It is endemic to China.
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Gansu pika
Kam dwarf hamster
Kam dwarf hamster
The Kam dwarf hamster is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in the mountains of western China where it inhabits grassland, shrubby marshes and steppes. Although it has a limited range, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of "least concern".
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Kam dwarf hamster
Lama dwarf hamster
Lama dwarf hamster
The Lama dwarf hamster is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in the mountains of western China where it inhabits grassland, shrubby marshes and steppes. Although it has a limited range, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of "least concern".
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Lama dwarf hamster
Kozlov's shrew
Kozlov's shrew
Kozlov's shrew is a red-toothed shrew found only at the Mekong River, Tibet, China. This shrew is listed as a data deficient species.
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Kozlov's shrew