Taxon profile


Bighorn Sheep
Ovis canadensis (Shaw, 1804)

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

Least Concern


juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Ovis canadensis auduboni Merriam, 1901 - Badlands Bighorn Sheep
subspecies Ovis canadensis californiana Douglas, 1829 - California Bighorn Sheep

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subspecies Ovis canadensis canadensis Shaw, 1804 - Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

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subspecies Ovis canadensis cremnobates Elliot, 1904 - Peninsular Bighorn Sheep
subspecies Ovis canadensis mexicana Merriam, 1901 - Mexican Bighorn Sheep
subspecies Ovis canadensis nelsoni Merriam, 1897 - Nelson's Bighorn Sheep

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subspecies Ovis canadensis sierrae (Grinnell, 1912) - Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep
subspecies Ovis canadensis weemsi Goldman, 1937 - Weems' Bighorn Sheep

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Ovis canadensis Shaw, 1804]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Ovis canadensis Shaw, 1804]

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