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Ovis aries (sheep)

Wikipedia Abstract

The sheep (Ovis aries) is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe (/juː/), an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb.
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Diet [1]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [1]  100 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %


Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[2]
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)[2]
Coragyps atratus (Black Vulture)[2]
Culex tarsalis[2]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[2]
Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly)[2]
Mansonia africana[2]
Melophagus ovinus (sheep ked)[2]
Onygena equina (Horn Stalkball)[2]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[2]


Parasitized by 
Linognathus africanus[2]
Linognathus ovillus (Sheep face louse)[2]
Linognathus pedalis (Sheep foot louse)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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