Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52655

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Ovis
Genus species:Ovis dalli stonei

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:135-155 cm
Height:93-102 cm
Weight:90-120 kg
Identification:The coat of the stone sheep is black or gray with a large, distinct rump patch. Males have large, curved spiral horns.
Habitat:Mountain slopes with few trees, rugged terrain, meadows
Diet:Herbivore: grasses, forbs, sedges
Reproduction:The gestation period is 180 days, after which 1-2 young are born. Stone sheep can live to be 15 years old.
A male's rank within the herd is determined by the size of his horns.
Behavior:These sheep are very wary and will flee at the hint of danger.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Predators of the stone sheep are the bobcat, mountain lion, and other large carnivores. Dall's sheep belong to the thin horn branch of the genus Ovis.

Other Information

Geographic:Northwestern North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Stone sheep
Dall sheep
Mountain sheep
Ovis
Sheep
Bovidae
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52655