Mongolia, the Tangut country, and the solitudes of northern Tibet/Volume 2/The Kyang and Kulan

P. 146.

Some naturalists have distinguished between the Kulan of West Turkestan, and the Kyang (or Djiggetai of Pallas) of Tibet and Mongolia. But it appears from the text that the Kulan of the Turki-speaking people of Central Asia is the same as the Kyang of the Tibetans, and of our Trans-himalayan sportsmen. And this is confirmed by a passage in Dr. Bellew's 'Kashmir and Kashgar' (p. 400), from which it appears that a place on the Yanghi Dábán Road is called Kulan Uldi, 'The wild horse (ass?) died.' Now I believe there is certainly only one species in the Trans himalayan region; indeed, I see in another place Dr. Bellew says: We came upon a herd of six or seven kyang or culan' (p. 182).—[Y.]