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Ovis aries Linnaeus 1758 (domestic sheep)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104261

Synonyms: Ovis guineensis Linnaeus 1758 (no. 104262), Ovis strepsiceros Linnaeus 1758 (no. 104263)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Ovis according to A. Hassanin and E. J. P. Douzery 1999

Sister taxa: Ovis ammon, Ovis canadensis, Ovis cervina, Ovis dalli, Ovis dorshi, Ovis europea, Ovis mamillaris, Ovis nivicola, Ovis shantungensis, Ovis vignei

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 166.0, humerus length 137.0, radius length 153.0, tibia length 192.0

Estimated body mass: 16.5 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length