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Ovis ammon (argali)

Wikipedia Abstract

The argali, or the mountain sheep (species Ovis ammon) is a wild sheep that roams the highlands of Central Asia (Himalaya, Tibet, Altay).
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Infraspecies

Invasive Species

Ovis ammon (wild sheep) are widespread from the Mediterranean to Central Asia and Siberia and several sub-species are known. Ovis ammon prefer living in the mountains and high plateaus. Its diet is particularly diverse; consisting of herbs, leaves, buds and the young shoots of trees and shrubs. Sub-species have been introduced to mainland France but also to the Kerguelen Islands (Ovis ammon ssp musimon Pall.) where they have had a significant impact on native vegetation.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
27
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.31
EDGE Score: 2.54

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  352.741 lbs (160.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  7.496 lbs (3.40 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 1 month
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 3 months
Gestation [1]  5 months 20 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years
Weaning [1]  4 months 15 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Predators

Canis lupus (Wolf)[3]
Homo sapiens (man)[4]
Lynx lynx (Eurasian Lynx)[3]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[4]
Uncia uncia (Snow leopard)[3]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Moscow Zoological Park
Parc Zoologique Fort Mardyck
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz

Range Map

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Southern Asia;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
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
3Ovis ammon, Alexander K. Fedosenko and David A. Blank, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 773, pp. 1–15 (2005)
4Jorrit 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.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6International Flea Database
7Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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