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Ovis aries vignei (urial)

Synonyms: Ovis vignei; Ovis vignei vignei

Wikipedia Abstract

The urial (Ovis orientalis vignei), also known as the arkars or shapo, is a subspecies group of the wild sheep Ovis orientalis. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that fades during winter; males are characterized by a black ruff stretching from the neck to the chest and large horns. It is found in western central Asia. The other subspecies group of O. orientalis is the mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis group). The two groups have often been considered separate species.
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Adult Weight [1]  132.278 lbs (60.00 kg)
Gestation [1]  6 months
Litter Size [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years


Parasitized by 
Cysticercus tenuicollis <Unverified Name>[2]
Dictyocaulus filaria[2]
Echinococcus granulosus[2]


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

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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
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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