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SPECIES Ovis nivicola

Author:Eschscholtz, 1829.
Citation:Zool. Atlas, Part 1: p. 1, pl. 1.
Common Name:Snow Sheep
Type Locality:"den Bergen der Halbinsel Kamtschatka" (Russia, E Kamchatka).
Distribution:Russia (Putorana Mtns, NC Siberia; NE Siberia from Lena River east to Chukotka and Kamchatka).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable as O. n. borealis, Lower Risk (nt) as O. n. nivicola; Lower Risk (lc) as O. n. alleni and O. n. lydekkeri.
Comments:Corbet (1978c:218) and others included nivicola in canadensis; but see Korobitsyna et al. (1974) and Gromov and Baranova (1981:407). Subspecies reviewed by Heptner et al. (1961) and Valdez (1982) whose synonymy is followed here.
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SUBSPECIES nivicola

SUBSPECIES borealis

SUBSPECIES kodarensis

SUBSPECIES koriakorum

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