Bighorn sheep

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Related to Ovis canadensis: bighorn sheep, Oreamnos americanus, Ovis canadensis cremnobates, Ovis canadensis auduboni, Ovis canadensis nelsoni

Bighorn sheep

a tall (up to 3 ft), heavy (up to 300 lb body weight) wild sheep that lives in inaccessible mountain country where it exercises its principal achievement of prodigious leaping and climbing. Called also Ovis canadensis. Several regional varieties, e.g. O. c. californiana, Californian bighorn sheep.
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Cranial morphometric and evolutionary relationships in the northern range of Ovis canadensis.
Ovis canadensis nelsoni (desert bighorn sheep) and Equus asinus (burro) are active during the day (Eifert and Eifert 2000).
Mountain sheep Ovis canadensis and helicopter surveys: ramifications for the conservation of large mammals.