Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Caprinae — the sheep.

Etymologies

Latin ovis ("sheep") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This response is a generally reliable indicator common to a recently identified species known as Ovis aries-humanus.

    Ovis aries humanus

  • [Footnote 1: This essay was written early in 1875.] [Footnote 2: The wild sheep of California are now classified as Ovis nelsoni.

    Steep Trails

  • There are seven species of ungulates native to the Park: elk Cervus elaphus, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, bison Bison bison, moose Alces alces shirasi, bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis, pronghorn deer Antilocapra americana, a population recently halved in number 'and white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus.

    Yellowstone National Park, United States

  • Bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis were declared extinct in Yosemite in 1914 but were reintroduced in 1986.

    Yosemite National Park, United States

  • In Aklavik, autumn is caribou and moose hunting season, as well as being the hunting season for Dall sheep (Ovis canadensis dalli), ducks, and geese.

    Indigenous peoples, animals, and climate in the Arctic

  • Large mammals include coyote Canis latrans, mountain lion Felis concolor, bobcat F. rufus, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, elk Alces alces, pronghorn antelope Antilocapra americana, and desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis.

    Grand Canyon National Park, United States

  • Many wildlife species, such as Sonoran pronghorn antelopes (EN) (Antilocapra sonoriensis), desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) and the endemic Bailey's pocket mouse (Perognathus baileyi) use ironwood, cacti species and other vegetation as both shelters from the harsh climate and a water source.

    Sonoran desert

  • Among listed birds and mammals are: golden eagle Aquila chrysaetus, imperial eagle Aquila heliaca, peregrine Falco peregrinus, black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus, snow leopard Uncia uncia (EN, Globally threatened), manul cat Felis manul, Mongolian gazelle Procapra guttorosa; (LR, Globally Threatened) and Altai argali Ovis ammon ammon (VU, Globally Threatened).

    Golden Mountains of Altai, Russian Federation

  • Ovis aries humanus yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Ovis aries humanus'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Commentary on apathetic, uninvolved citizens, free speech rights and complicit, self-interested corporate media.'

    Ovis aries humanus

  • There it is, right in front of you: Ovis aries-humanus.

    Ovis aries humanus

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