Scientific Name of Goat

Capra aegagrus hircus

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) belongs to the family Bovidae that also includes domestic cattle, antelopes and wild buffaloes. The goat is also closely related to sheeps as both belong to the same subfamily – Caprinae. Today, more than 300 breeds of goats have been identified and most of them are domesticated for meat, milk and fur.

Also Read:

Explore more interesting topics on goats or other fascinating animals by registering with BYJU’S Biology

Frequently Asked Questions on Capra aegagrus hircus


What is the scientific name of goat

The scientific name of goat is Capra aegagrus hircus (trinomial name)


Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published.