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Barbary sheep

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(ˈɑ ʊˌdæd)

a wild sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of N Africa, having a long fringe of hair on the throat, chest, and forelegs. Also called Barbary sheep.
[1860–65; < French < Berber]
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Noun1.Barbary sheep - wild sheep of northern AfricaBarbary sheep - wild sheep of northern Africa  
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
Ammotragus, genus Ammotragus - genus of wild sheep
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Tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep were found on the upper arm of a male mummy, while the shoulder and upper arm of a female mummy bore "S"-shaped motifs.
A male mummy was found to have tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep on its upper arm, while a female has linear and S-shaped motifs on its upper arm and shoulder.
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Extensive morphologic research has also been presented on the filiform papillae in other ruminant species and breeds, including Formosan serows (Atoji et al., 1998), Blackbucks (Emura et al., 1999), Barbary sheep (Emura et al, 2000), Saanen goats (Kurtul & Atalgin, 2008), goitered gazelles (Harem et al., 2011), chital deer (Erdogan & Perez, 2014), giraffes (Emura et al., 2013), one-humped camels (El Sharaby et al., 2012), and Bactrian camels (Eerdunchaolu et al., 2001).