- Ovis ammon (argali)
- Ovis aries (mouflon, feral sheep)
- Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)
- Ovis dalli (dall sheep, Dall's sheep, Fannin's sheep, Stone's sheep)
- Ovis nivicola (snow sheep)
- Ovis vignei (urial)
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