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Ovis is a genus of the subfamily Caprinae, of the family Bovidae. The wild sheep and domestic sheep and other animals like it belong to this genus. There are 5 or more animals in this genus.

Sheep
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Bighorn Sheep
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Ovis

Linnaeus, 1758

TaxonomyEdit

These are the main species of ovis.

  Ovis ammon Argali
  Ovis orientalis aries[1] Domestic sheep
  Orientalis orientalis orientalis group Mouflon
  Ovis orientalis vignei group Urial
  Ovis canadensis Bighorn sheep
  Ovis dalli Dall Sheep
Ovis nivicola Snow sheep

ReferencesEdit

  1. ICZN (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature) opinion 2027

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