Taxon profile


Ovis Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Aeogoceros Pallas, 1811
Ammon Blainville, 1816
Argali Gray, 1852
Aries Link, 1795
Caprovis Hodgson, 1847
Musimon Pallas, 1786
Musmon Schrank, 1798
Pachyceros Gromova, 1936

Type taxon:Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

species Ovis ammon (Linnaeus, 1758) - Argali

Ovis ammon

species Ovis canadensis (Shaw, 1804) - Bighorn Sheep

Ovis canadensis

species Ovis dalli (Nelson, 1884) - Kenai Dall Sheep

Ovis dalli

species Ovis nivicola (Eschscholtz, 1829) - Snow Sheep

Ovis nivicola

species Ovis orientalis Gmelin, 1774 - Mouflon

Ovis orientalis

species Ovis vignei Blyth, 1841 - Ladakh Urial

Fossil taxa

species Ovis antiqua Pommerol, 1879
species Ovis argaloides Nehring, 1891
species Ovis catclawensis Hibbard & Wright, 1956
species Ovis savinii (Newton, 1882)
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – Chibanian
species Ovis shantungensis Matsumoto, 1926
species Ovis zdanskyi Bohlin, 1938

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