What is the difference between cashmere and pashmina?

One distinct difference between pashmina and generic cashmere is the fibre diameter. Pashmina fibres are finer and thinner (12–15 microns) than generic cashmere fibre (15–19 microns). Pashmina is made from the mountain goat hair called Capra Hircus, whereas cashmere made from the magnolia goat hair. The breed of the goat is different for both the fabrics.