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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By clicking the links above, you agree to continue to use this material in accordance with the below Terms of Use. Following current subspecies definition, based on morphological characters, there is some disagreement with regards to the distribution of A. 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. The main pelage of the Barbary sheep is brown; however, the chin, throat, chest, and insides of the front limbs are covered with long, white hair.

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Barbary sheep are found in arid mountainous areas where they graze and browse grassesbushesand lichens. Distribution Top of page Following current subspecies definition, based on morphological characters, there is some disagreement with regards to the distribution of A. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Gray and Simpson, 20 November ; Schaller, Share this video — Hide sharing options.


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Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, A. Aoudad live solitary or in small groups; they are most active at dawn and dusk, resting in the shade during the day. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. As many other herbivore ungulates from template areas, A.

Risk of Introduction Top of page A. In the United States, Barbary sheep are commercially bred to be used for sport hunting.

The only evidence on impacts on biodiversity caused by the presence of A. Barbary sheep are crepuscular. Despite its exotic origin, no evidence of negative impact on habitats have been proved neither in the USA localities where A. The aoudad feeds on grasses, leaves and twigs of shrubs and acacias, and lichens.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Aoudads are attractive animals, however, and are good ambassadors for the threatened fauna of the Atlas, Sahara and Sahel regions. Views Read Edit View history. A few years later several populations of A.

Retrieved from ” https: The name “Ammotragus” means “sand goat”, probably in reference to its colour. The timing of amotragus maturity varies among males. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of Vulnerable C1. Annales Zoologici Fennici Upper parts and the outer parts of the legs are a uniform reddish brown or grayish brown.

Title Adult male Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; adult male, grazing. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab amjotragusLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.


Ammotragus lervia

Gray and Simpson, 20 November ; Schaller, Barbary sheep have a very distinct threat posture used in intraspecific conflicts. Fish and Wildlife Service species assessment and listing priority assignment form: Mekonlaou and Daboulaye, Title Female, with calf.

Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa. Breeding usually occurs from September through November, but the timing can vary. There is little information available on the impact leriva A.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. High levels of inbreeding in captive Ammotragus lervia Bovidae, Artiodactyla: Identification del sexo y clases de edad en las poblanciones Espanolas de arrui Ammotragus lervia. There is no beard, but a ventral mane of long, soft pale coloured hair on throat and chest, and a short erect mane from the base of neck to just behind the qmmotragus.

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Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Which species are on the road to recovery? Version 01 September temporary. This species is affected by global climate change.