Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53913

Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:110-130 cm (including tail)
Height:65-75 cm
Weight:25-55 kg
Identification:The mouflon has a dark chestnut coat with a lighter saddle and a distinct rump patch. It also has a dark ruff, a short broad tail, and horns that are present in both sexes (longer in the male).
Habitat:Low rocky areas
Diet:Herbivore: all vegetation
Reproduction:The mating season, or rut, occurs in October and November, during which fierce fighting over females can break out amongst the rams. Two offspring are born after a gestation period of five months.
Mouflon live in separate gender groups.
Behavior:These bovids are extremely adaptable.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Mouflon are the smallest wild sheep species. They are so well adapted that they have been known to eat plants that are poisonous to other herbivores.

Other Information

Geographic:Middle East
Europe
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Mouflon
even-toed ungulate
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_DSPACE10217/53913