Descriptions and articles about the Aoudad, scientifically known as Ammotragus lervia in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Distribu. Herd, Ammotragus lervia (aoudad or Barbary sheep); herd in the shade of a holm oak (Quercus ilex). Private game reserve, Spain. June, Taxonomy. Class, Mammalia. Order, Artiodactyla. Family, Bovidae. Scientific name, Ammotragus lervia. Author, Pallas Standard reference, Wilson, D.E. .

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Inside of the ears, chin, belly and inner sides of the legs are whitish. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 75 Environmental Impact Top of page Impacts on Habitats Despite its exotic origin, no evidence of negative impact on habitats have been proved neither in the USA localities where A. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. There have also been reports of it being intentionally released into the wild. Reproductive Biology Data obtained from captive animals indicate that males can be regarded as sexually mature at 14 months of age and females at nine months Cassinello a. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Title Female, with calf Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; adult female, with calf.

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Lervua Mexico Department of Game and Fish, pp. Base de Datos de Especies Introducidas en Canarias. Private game reserve, Spain. Ammotragis southern Algeria several thousand individuals are probably present. There is limited information as to whether A. Sperm were found in one male at eleven months; however, this is probably not the norm. Title Herd Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; herd seen near a forest house.

They might also affect the attempt at reintroduction of bighorn sheep.

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Relationship with the management of free-ranging populations. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Ammotragus lervia

Their behaviour resembles that of sheep Geist,although an ancestral pattern predominates Katz, ; Haas, Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Barbary sheep have a very ammorragus threat posture used in intraspecific conflicts.

Recent regional policies plead for a strict control of the populations if not their total eradication.

This terrestrial biome includes summits of leevia mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. It does not tolerate humidity or snow and although it can be found in forests, it prefers open lands Cassinello, Furthermore, their exotic presence may also attract tourism. Control Monitoring and Surveillance It is possible to monitor population movements by the use of radio-tracking or similar techniques. The curved or spiralled horns are moderately long, thick, and triangular-based.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species ammotraguus of Vulnerable C1. Giant forest hog H. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Lergia thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.


Ammotragus lervia

X Close Link to this video Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Ammotragus lervia Pallas Habitat Regions temperate terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes desert or dune savanna or grassland mountains Physical Description Ammotragus lervia is a relatively large sheep. Upper parts and the outer parts of the legs are a uniform reddish brown or grayish brown. Nevertheless despite being invasive in its introduced range, A.

Activity Patterns As many other herbivore ungulates from template areas, A. AfricachimpanzeeconservationammorragusIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

However, lervoa authors include this genus in the goat genus Capratogether with the sheep genus Ovis. Biodiversity and Conservation, This is because sand does not hold water well so little is available to plants. Barbary sheepalso called auodads, originated in the hills of the Sahara and lerrvia inhabited all the major mountains of North Africa.

Pantholops Tibetan antelope P. Risk of Introduction Top of page A. Mammals of Africa [ed. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain.