Taxon profile


Ovis ammon (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Other names

= Argali Sheep

Near Threatened


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775) - Snow Leopard

Included taxa

Number of records: 9

subspecies Ovis ammon ammon (Linnaeus, 1758) - Altai Argali

Ovis ammon ammon - Altai Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon collium Severtzov, 1873 - Karaganda Argali

Ovis ammon collium - Karaganda Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon comosa Hollister, 1919 - Northern Chinese Argali

Ovis ammon comosa - Northern Chinese Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon darwini Przewalski, 1883 - Gobi Argali

Ovis ammon darwini - Gobi Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon hodgsonii Blyth, 1841 - Tibetan Argali

Ovis ammon hodgsonii - Tibetan Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon karelini Severtzov, 1873 - Tian Shan Argali

Ovis ammon karelini - Tian Shan Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon nigrimontana Severtzov, 1873 - Kara Tau Argali

Ovis ammon nigrimontana - Kara Tau Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon polii Blyth, 1841 - Marco Polo Argali

Ovis ammon polii - Marco Polo Argali

subspecies Ovis ammon severtzovi Nasonov, 1914 - Severtzov's Argali

Links and literature

EN ARKive [/argali/ovis-ammon/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Ovis ammon Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [635:argali-ovis-ammon]

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 Ovis ammon (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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