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Ovis canadensis Shaw 1804 (bighorn sheep)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49517

Synonyms: Ovis auduboni Merriam 1901 (no. 161546), Ovis canadensis auduboni Merriam 1901 (no. 161545), Ovis canadensis catclawensis Hibbard and Wright 1956 (no. 107031), Ovis catclawensis Hibbard and Wright 1956 (no. 49518), Ovis montana Cuvier 1817 (no. 231742)

Belongs to Ovis according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Ovis ammon, Ovis aries, Ovis cervina, Ovis dalli, Ovis dorshi, Ovis europea, Ovis nivicola, Ovis shantungensis, Ovis vignei

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): P2 8.43 x 8.02, P3 8.81 x 10.70, P4 10.5 x 10.8, M1 17.1 x 15.3, M2 21.8 x 14.7, m1 13.2 x 9.8, femur length 264.2, humerus length 193.0, radius length 228.6, scapula length 200.7, skull 256.5 x 132.1, tibia length 322.6, ulna length 281.9

Estimated body mass: 60.4 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length