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Ovis aries

Mouflon, Feral sheep

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Containing group: Ovis

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Hiendleder, S., B. Kaupe, R. Wassmuth, and A. Janke. 2002 Molecular analysis of wild and domestic sheep questions current nomenclature and provides evidence for domestication from two different subspecies. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 269:893-904.

Hiendleder, S., K. Mainz, Y. Plante, and H. Lewalski. 1998. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA indicates that domestic sheep are derived from two different ancestral maternal sources: no evidence for contributions from urial and argali sheep. Journal of Heredity 89:113-120.

Pedrosa, S., M. Uzun, J.-J. Arranz, B. Gutiérrez-Gil, F. San Primitivo, and Y. Bayón. 2005. Evidence of three maternal lineages in near eastern sheep supporting multiple domestication events. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 272:2211-2217.

Tapio, M., N. Marzanov, M. Ozerov, M. Cinkulov, G. Gonzarenko, T. Kiselyova, M. Murawski, H. Viinalass, and J. Kantanen. 2006. Sheep Mitochondrial DNA Variation in European, Caucasian, and Central Asian Areas. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23(9):1776-1783.

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Scientific Name Ovis aries
Location South Island, New Zealand
Comments Romney sheep
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Body Part head
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