Argali

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Argali
Argali Stuffed specimen.jpg
Stuffed specimen at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Ovis
Species:
O. ammon
Binomial name
Ovis ammon
Argali subspecies range.png
Range of the argali subspecies
Synonyms

Capra ammon Linnaeus, 1758

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The argali or mountain sheep (Ovis ammon) is a wild sheep. It lives in the highlands of Central Asia (Himalaya, Tibet, Altay).

It is the biggest wild sheep. It stands as high as 120 cm. It weights as much as 140 kg. The Pamir argali (also called Marco Polo sheep, for they were first described by that traveller) may be more than 6 feet in length. It is globally endangered.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2019-12-12.

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