Ammotragus lervia

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Synonyms for Ammotragus lervia

wild sheep of northern Africa

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Red deer (Cervus elaphus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) are the most common wild ruminants in Spain; mouflon (Ovis aries), fallow deer (Damadama), and aoudad (Ammotragus lervia) are less common (11).
The fauna of these areas includes goats (Capra hircus), Barbary sheep or aoudad (Ammotragus lervia), and antelopes such as the gazelles (Gazella), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), oryx (Oryx), dik-diks (Madoqua), cobs (Kobus kob), kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, T.
Aoudad or barbary sheep, Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777) is endemic to the mountain regions of North Africa throughout the Sahara (Brentjes, 1980).
His scientific name is Ammotragus lervia; the genus Ammotragus comes from the Greek and means "sand goat" (very apt!), while lervia comes from an original North African name.
1998: Ammotragus lervia: a review on systematics, biology, ecology and distribution.--Annals Zoologici Fennici 35: 149-162.
Contact with domestic livestock and exotic sheep species (e.g., Ammotragus lervia) should be minimized or eliminated to prevent disease transmission, and interspecific competition (Douglas & Leslie 1999; Krausman et al.
leptoceros), and the aoudad or Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia).
Likewise the aoudad, genus and species Ammotragus lervia. The aoudad is native to North Africa, but is widely transplanted.
One possible threat to the bighorn, and perhaps also to the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is the aoudad (Ammotragus lervia), an introduced species which is now well established in the Davis Mountains, and which appears to be extending its range in the direction of the Beach Mountains.
Aoudad (Ammotragus lervia) is the only native wild sheep of northern Africa.