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SPECIES Ovis canadensis

Author:Shaw, 1804.
Citation:Nat. Misc., 51: text to pl. 610.
Common Name:Bighorn Sheep
Type Locality:"the interior parts of Canada"; identified as Canada, Alberta, Mountains on Bow River, near Exshaw (Anderson, 1947:184).
Distribution:S British Columbia and SW Alberta (Canada) to Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora and Baja California (Mexico).
Status:CITES Appendix II (Mexican population); U.S. ESA Endangered as O. c. californiana in Sierra Nevada, California; Endangered as O. canadensis in peninsular ranges of Calfornia; IUCN Critically Endangered as O. c. weemsi; Endangered as O. c. cremnobates; Vulnerable as O. c. mexicana; Lower Risk (cd) as O. c. californiana and O. c. nelsoni; otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:For locality where Duncan McGillivray shot the type, see J. A. Allen (1912). Corbet (1978c:218) included nivicola; but see also Korobitsyna et al. (1974) and Corbet and Hill (1991:135). Revised by Cowan (1940) and Wehausen and Ramey (2000). Reviewed by Shackleton (1985, Mammalian Species, 230).
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SUBSPECIES canadensis

SUBSPECIES californiana

SUBSPECIES cremnobates

SUBSPECIES mexicana

SUBSPECIES nelsoni

SUBSPECIES weemsi

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