Taxon profile


Barbary Sheep
Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Bovidae - cattle, antelopes, sheep and goats »  genus Ammotragus

Scientific synonyms

Antilope lervia Pallas, 1777 o
Capra lervia (Pallas, 1777)
Ammotragus tragelaphus

Other names

= Aoudad

Type taxon of:Ammotragus Blyth, 1840 (Antilope lervia Pallas, 1777)


juvenile animal

Ammotragus lervia - Barbary Sheep

Author: Petr Vobořil

Ammotragus lervia - Barbary Sheep

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Ammotragus lervia - Barbary Sheep

Author: Klaus Rudloff


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera leo leo (Linnaeus, 1758) - Barbary Lion

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Ammotragus lervia angusi W. Rothschild, 1921 - Aïr Aoudad
subspecies Ammotragus lervia blainei (W. Rothschild, 1913) - Kordofan Aoudad

Ammotragus lervia blainei - 000000000101000

subspecies Ammotragus lervia fassini Lepri, 1930 - Libyan Aoudad

Ammotragus lervia fassini - 000000000101000

subspecies Ammotragus lervia lervia (Pallas, 1777) - Atlas Aoudad
subspecies Ammotragus lervia ornata (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) - Egyptian Aoudad
subspecies Ammotragus lervia sahariensis (W. Rothschild, 1913) - Saharan Aoudad

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305219]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [1151]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Ammotragus lervia Pallas, 1777]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [234:maehnenspringer-ammotragus-lervia]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777)]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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o original combination

? disputed occurrence of species in area described by check-list

i species introduced to area described by check-list

extinct taxon