This article needs attention from an expert in Mammals.(December 2008)
|Sumatran Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) at Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, Thailand.|
- The Japanese serow, Capricornis crispus
- The Taiwan serow, Capricornis swinhoei
- The Sumatran serow, Capricornis sumatraensis
- The Chinese serow, Capricornis milneedwardsii
- The Red serow, Capricornis rubidus
- The Himalayan serow, Capricornis thar
Like their smaller relatives the gorals, serows are often found grazing on rocky hills, though typically at a lower elevation when the two types of animal share territory. Serows are slower and less agile than members of the genus Naemorhedus, but they are nevertheless able to climb slopes to escape predation and to take shelter during cold winters or hot summers. Serows, unlike gorals, make use of their preorbital glands in scent marking.
Coloration varies by species, region, and individual. Both sexes have beards and small horns which are often shorter than their ears.