Mouflon

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Mouflon
A Mouflon in Tarbes, France
A Mouflon in Tarbes, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Caprinae
Genus:Ovis
Species:musimon
Binomial name
Ovis musimon
Pallas, 1762

The Mouflon (Ovis musimon), one of the Caprinae or "goat antelopes," is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern sheep breeds. It is red-brown with a dark back-stripe, light colored saddle patch and underparts. The males are horned and the females are horned or polled. It is now rare but has been successfully introduced into central Europe, including Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania, even in some northern European countries, such as Finland

Other names: Muflone (Italian), Corsican Mouflon, European Mouflon, Musimon, Musmon, Sardinian Mouflonde:Mufflon eo:Muflono it:Ovis musimon nl:Moeflon pl:Muflon fi:Mufloni

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