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SPECIES Ammotragus lervia

Author:Pallas, 1777.
Citation:Spicil. Zool., 12: 12.
Common Name:Barbary Sheep
Type Locality:"Africae borealori propria"; restricted to Algeria, Department of Oran (Harper, 1940).
Distribution:Algeria, N Chad, Egypt, Libya, N Mali, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara), Niger, Sudan (west of Nile and east of Nile in Red Sea Hills), and Tunisia; introduced to USA, N Mexico and Spain.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Extinct in the Wild as A. l. ornatus, otherwise Vulnerable.
Comments:Subspecific systematics from Ansell (1972:71). Reviewed by Gray and Simpson (1980, Mammalian Species, 144).
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SUBSPECIES lervia

SUBSPECIES angusi

SUBSPECIES blainei

SUBSPECIES fassini

SUBSPECIES ornatus

SUBSPECIES sahariensis

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