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Bighorn Sheep
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Ovis
Linnaeus, 1758

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.


  • Genus Ovis

These are the main species of ovis.

Argali.jpg Ovis ammon Argali
Ovis orientalis aries 'Skudde' (aka).jpg Ovis orientalis aries[1] Domestic sheep
Mouflon 2.jpg Orientalis orientalis orientalis group Mouflon
Ovis ammon vignei arkal Pretoria 3.jpg Ovis orientalis vignei group Urial
Ovis canadensis 2.jpg Ovis canadensis Bighorn sheep
2005 04 27 1582 Dall Sheep.jpg Ovis dalli Dall Sheep
Ovis nivicola Snow sheep


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

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