Descriptions and articles about the Aoudad, scientifically known as Ammotragus lervia in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Distribu. Herd, Ammotragus lervia (aoudad or Barbary sheep); herd in the shade of a holm oak (Quercus ilex). Private game reserve, Spain. June, Taxonomy. Class, Mammalia. Order, Artiodactyla. Family, Bovidae. Scientific name, Ammotragus lervia. Author, Pallas Standard reference, Wilson, D.E. .

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Letvia dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Which species are on the road to recovery?

Hippotragus Roan antelope H. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Reaction and adaptability of introduced aoudad sheep. They are sandy -brown, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back. During estrus, females lick the sides of the prospective mate. Giant forest hog H. As many other herbivore ungulates from template areas, A. Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara? A pioneer project on the protection and reintroduction of A.


The Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia is a species of caprid goat-antelope native to rocky mountains in North Africa. The name “Ammotragus” means “sand goat”, probably in reference to its colour.

Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Bates’s pygmy antelope N. On the other hand, high-ranking females are characterized by shorter inter-birth intervals and give birth to a higher proportion of twins. Gray and Simpson, 20 November ; Schaller, Key Behaviors terricolous diurnal motile nomadic territorial social dominance hierarchies Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Barbary sheep are herbivorous, feeding on a variety of vegetation such as grass, forbs, and shrubs.

Pelea Grey rhebok P. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Ammotragus lervia is endemic to the mountains of Northern Africa. Texas Tech University Press, pp.

There is a strong sexual dimorphism in sexually mature individuals. To learn about climate change and the lervvia that are affected, visit our climate change pages. Aoudads are attractive animals, however, and are good ambassadors for the threatened fauna of the Atlas, Sahara and Sahel regions.


Title Mature female Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; herd, with an alert mature akmotragus. Fish and Wildlife Service species assessment and listing priority assignment form: A study in behaviour and evolution.

The University of Chicago Press, Of course they will drink when water is available, after rainfall or from springs and mountain pools, which makes them extremely vulnerable to hunters, especially during the hot season. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, amomtragus well as anterior and posterior ends.

In Spain only golden eagles and wild boars predate on young.

Ammotragus lervia

Geographic Range Barbary sheepalso called auodads, originated in the hills of the Sahara and have inhabited all the major mountains of North Africa. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

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