Ovis aries Linnaeus 1758 (domestic sheep)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

Synonyms: Ovis guineensis Linnaeus 1758, Ovis strepsiceros Linnaeus 1758

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Ovis according to A. Hassanin and E. J. P. Douzery 1999

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Linnaeus 1758 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Ovis ammon, Ovis canadensis, Ovis cervina, Ovis dalli, Ovis dorshi, Ovis europea, Ovis nivicola, Ovis shantungensis, Ovis vignei

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections), Kenya (3), Libya (1), Morocco (3), the Netherlands (3), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (13)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 27 collections including 28 occurrences

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