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Ovis nivicola (snow sheep)

Wikipedia Abstract

The snow sheep (Ovis nivicola), or Siberian bighorn sheep, is a species of sheep from the mountainous areas in the northeast of Siberia. One subspecies, the Putorana snow sheep (Ovis nivicola borealis) lives isolated from the other forms in the Putoran Mountains. The snow sheep is most closely related to the North American bighorn sheep and Dall's sheep.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.8
EDGE Score: 1.92


Adult Weight [1]  198.42 lbs (90.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bering tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Cherskii-Kolyma mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Chukchi Peninsula tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
East Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Kamchatka Mountain tundra and forest tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Kamchatka-Kurile meadows and sparse forests Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Kamchatka-Kurile taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northeast Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Taimyr-Central Siberian tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Magadansky Zapovednik 2332834 Russia  


Parasitized by 
Skrjabinema chubuki <Unverified Name>[3]

Range Map

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish 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
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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