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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Also, shepherds claim that their presence affects the availability of good pastures for wmmotragus livestock. Here the species has been known to lerfia on the Macaronesian endemic flora, of which a number of species are threatened or vulnerable.

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The name “Ammotragus” means “sand goat”, probably in reference to its colour. Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; adult male. Their main predators in North Africa were the Barbary leopardthe Barbary lionand caracalbut now only humans threaten their populations.

Ammotragus lervia is endemic to the mountains of Ammotrgaus Africa. Following BrownCassinello and Alados analysed four components of female reproductive success in a captive populations of A. The coat is short and bristly, generally rufous-tawny on the upper parts.

Six subspecies have been described. Distribution, abundance, management and conservation of the sheep of the world and closely related mountain ungulates [ed.

Ammotragus lervia

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Gray and Simpson, 20 November ; Schaller, Barbary sheep have a very distinct threat posture used in intraspecific conflicts. The binomial leria Ammotragus lervia derives from the Greek ammos “sand”, referring to the sand-coloured coat and tragos “goat”.


Barbary sheepalso called auodads, originated in the hills of the Sahara and have inhabited all leervia major mountains of North Africa. Ammotragus lervia Pallas Risk of Introduction Top of page A. Ammotragus lervia aoudad Facebook. Economic Impact Top of page The presence of A.

Title Herd Caption Ammotragus lervia aoudad or Barbary sheep ; herd seen near a forest house.

Range expansion of an exotic ungulate Ammotragus lervia in southern Spain: Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Several subspecies of the aoudad are threatened with extinction in the wild, however, most zoos keep subspecific hybrids or animals of unknown origin, which are of no value for conservation breeding.

It does not tolerate humidity or snow and although it can be found in forests, it prefers open lands Cassinello,