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Ovis aries (domestic sheep)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

Taxonomy
Ovis aries was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Ovis aries Linnaeus p. 70
1758Ovis guineensis Linnaeus p. 71
1758Ovis strepsiceros Linnaeus p. 71
1911Ovis aries Thomas p. 153
1999Ovis aries Hassanin and Douzery p. 893
2008Ovis aries Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 979 figs. Fig. 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyBovidae
subfamilyAntilopinaeGray 1821
tribeCaprini
genusOvis
speciesaries

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available