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Yakutia Snow Sheep - Species Detail
Ovis nivicola lydekkeri
DESCRIPTION Same as the Okhotsk snow sheep, although slightly smaller through most of its range, this sheep has less white on the forehead that the Okhotsk race. This snow sheep is the most widely distributed.
DISTRIBUTION From the Lena River eastward North of 62º N, including the Verhoyansk, Chersk, Mom, Kolyma and other ranges, West of the Penzhina River.
REMARKS Some Russian scientists regard the sheep of the Anadyr Range as Yakut snow sheep (lydekkeri), but we choose to regard these as Chukotsk snow sheep, based on field observations of recent explorers. These sheep are a noticeably lighter color, much like Fannin sheep in North America, and have a thick, soft, wooly hair, strikingly different than the hair of other snow sheep.
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