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common name for many species of wild and domesticated ruminant mammals of the genus Ovis of the Bovidae, or cattle, family. The male is called a ram (if castrated it is a wether), the female is called a ewe, and their offspring is a lamb.
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In Sardinia and the northern French Alps, European mouflon show a bimodal activity pattern with two marked peaks near dawn and dusk, separated by a period of low activity (Pipia et al.
Conversely, European mouflon have shown tolerance to the presence of individuals of other bovid species.
Based on the available knowledge, we developed hypotheses that: (i) activity patterns of European mouflon and axis deer on the island of Rab, where they were recently introduced, are similar to those described for other ungulate species, and (ii) the temporal overlap of their locomotor activities is high, since there are no resource limitations in the new habitat.
We analyzed serum samples from 355 wild ruminants hunted during August 2010-May 2013; species sampled included Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica), European mouflon (Ovis aries musimon), and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus).
Other ungulates in our study area include fallow deer Dama dama, red deer Cervus elaphus, European mouflon Ovis aries and wild boar Sus scrofa.
2007: Horn growth related to testosterone secretion in two wild Mediterranean ruminant species: the Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica) and European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon).--Animal Reproduction Science 102: 300-307.

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