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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A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

It does not tolerate humidity or snow and although it can be found in forests, it prefers open lands Cassinello, ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all ammotratus latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Barbary sheep are found in arid mountainous areas where they graze and browse grassesbushesand lichens. Breeding usually occurs from September through November, but the timing can vary.

Continental climate with dry ammotrags Warm average temp. Males defend groups of females from other males. Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; herd seen near a forest house.

Ammotragus lervia (aoudad)

They are extremely nomadic and travel constantly via mountain ranges. To learn about climate change and the species that are affected, visit our climate change pages.

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Status and distribution of Barbary sheep in the southwest United States. Sexual dimorphism is evident. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of Vulnerable C1. Title Adult female Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; adult female. Title Herd Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; herd seen near a forest house.

Their horns have a triangular cross section. Giant forest hog H. The animals may touch muzzles.

Ammotragus lervia

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. For the film, see Barbary Sheep film. Sylvicultor Zebra duiker C. Retrieved 11 January Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricaammotrragusconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Seasonal variation plays a role in determining their diet.

Aoudad live solitary or in small groups; they are most active at dawn and dusk, resting ammotrragus the shade during the day. This species is more abundant in the states of New Mexico and Texas.

A viable female offspring was produced when a female domestic goat was mated with a male Barbary sheep. Texas Tech University Press, pp. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.


Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; adult female, with calf. Several subspecies of the aoudad are threatened with extinction in the wild, however, most zoos keep subspecific hybrids or animals of unknown origin, which are of no value for conservation breeding. Cano A, Vericad JR, elrvia Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Both in the USA and Spain animals were intentionally introduced by regional administrations Gray, ; Cassinello et al. To cite this page: Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; young male.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, A. Barbary sheep are also well adapted to a dry climate. Sex and age classes can be identified by face and horn morphology, full details can be found in Cassinello b. Barbary ammotrsgus are crepuscular. Components of lifetime reproductive success. Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Range expansion of an exotic ungulate Ammotragus lervia in southern Spain: A female may give birth twice per year.

Feeding Data on feeding habits have been obtained from a study conducted in a hunting reserve of the centre of Spain Miranda et al.

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