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Okhotsk Snow Sheep - Species Detail
Ovis nivicola alleni
Carnero de las nieves de Siberia (Sp), Sibirischer Schneeschaf (G), Mouflon des neiges Siberien, Mouflon de Siberie (F).
DESCRIPTION There is a good deal of geographic variation in coloration and pattern, but essentially the summer coat is a light yellowish-gray that turns a grizzled grayish-brown in winter. Front of neck, shoulders and legs, dorsal stripe and tail are brown. Rump patch, belly and back of legs are whitish. Face, crown and back of neck are white, and a distinctive brown band crosses the face between eyes and nose. Soviet biologists report that typical horns measure 35 x 13 inches (89 x 33 cm).
DISTRIBUTION Suitable mountain habitat East of the Lena River, including the Yablonovy, Stanovoi and DzugDzhur Mountians, West of Magadan and South of 62º N.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes potanini, but alleni Matschie, 1907 has priority.
REMARKS This race of snow sheep has the largest white area on the forehead of all snow sheep, as well as the largest body size - identical to Kamchatka snow sheep.
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