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Ovis aries orientalis (mouflon; sheep (feral))

Synonyms: Ovis orientalis; Ovis orientalis typica

Wikipedia Abstract

The mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis group) is a subspecies group of the wild sheep (Ovis orientalis). Populations of O. orientalis can be partitioned into the mouflons (orientalis group) and the urials (vignei group). The mouflon is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern domestic sheep breeds.
View Wikipedia Record: Ovis aries orientalis

Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Ovis aries orientalis

Invasive Species

View ISSG Record: Ovis aries orientalis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
ED Score: 5.31

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  242.51 lbs (110.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  5.225 lbs (2.37 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 6 months
Gestation [1]  4 months 26 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Weaning [1]  6 months 2 days

Protected Areas

Emblem of

Cyprus
New Zealand

Predators

Caracara plancus (Southern Crested Caracara)[2]
Gypaetus barbatus (Bearded Vulture)[3]
Spizaetus melanoleucus (Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle)[4]
Uncia uncia (Snow leopard)[5]

Consumers

External References

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Food habits of the Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus) in the Andean Patagonia: the role of breeding constraints, A. Travaini, J. A. Donázar, O. Ceballos & F. Hiraldo, Journal of Arid Environments (2001) 48: 211–219
3Assessing the diet of nestling Bearded Vultures: a comparison between direct observation methods, Antoni Margalida, Joan Bertran, and Jennifer Boudet, J. Field Ornithol. 76(1):40–45, 2005
4Breeding Biology of a Grey Eagle-Buzzard Population in Patagonia, Fernando Hiraldo, José A. Donázar, Olga Ceballos, Alejandro Travaini, Javier Bustamante and Martín Funes, The Wilson Bulletin, Vol. 107, No. 4 (Dec 1995), pp. 675-685
5Uncia uncia, Helmet Hemmer, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 20, pp. 1-5 (1972)
6International Flea Database
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0