Smallish and very sheep-like, the blue sheep is the highest-dwelling large mammal in the world and is considered different enough to have its own genus and species: Pseudois nayaur
These majestic ranges are home to some of the world's most fascinating and endangered wild species, including the markhor (Capra falconeri), Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii), musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), Himalayan lynx (Lynx lynx), blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur
), brown bear (Ursus arctos), Indian wolf (Canis lupus), Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica), and the snow leopard, which is taken as an indicator of this mountainous ecosystem.
Fatal Sarcoptes scabiei infection of blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur
) in Pakistan.
Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur
) are endemic to the Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding mountain regions (Shackleton 1997).
It was observed during the survey that Punjab Urial favoured the use of rugged and cliffs landscape similar to the selection of steep slopes and bare rocks by Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur
) in Helan Mountains (Feng et al., 2006; Liu et al., 2005), mainly for the reason that cliffs offer an ideal place for mountain ungulates to protect themselves from predators (Oli, 1994).
Globally significant species of mammals are found in the area including some of the globally threatened species like the snow leopard (Panthera uncia), Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus), black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Himalayan lynx (Felis lynx), Marco Polo's sheep (Ovis ammon polii), Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei vignei), flare-horned markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica), blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur
), musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) and woolly flying squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus).
Foods, macronutrients and fibre in the diet of blue sheep (Psuedois nayaur
) in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.--Ecol.
Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur
) Astore markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei) Marco polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii) and Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Ivory Coast/1989 EU267273 I Goat (13) Nigeria/1976 EU267274 II Sheep (13) Nigeria/1975/1 X74443 II Goat (14), vaccine strain Uganda/2012 * KJ867543 III Goat UAE/1986* ([dagger]) KJ867545 III Dorcas gazelle (15) Oman/1983 * KJ867544 III Goat (16) Ethiopia/1994 * KJ867540 III Goat (17) Ethiopia/2010 * KJ867541 IV Goat India/Sungri/1996 * KJ867542 IV Goat (provided by Intervet International B.V, Boxmeer, the Netherlands), vaccine strain Morocco/2008 * KC594074 IV Goat (12) China/Tibet Bharal/2008 JX217850 IV Bharal, Pseudois nayaur
(18) China/Tibet33/2007 JF939201 IV Goat (19) China/TibetGeg30/2007 FJ905304 IV Goat (19) Turkey/2000 NC006383 IV Sheep (20) * Whole genome sequencing was conducted.
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Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur
) is a sexually dimorphic ungulate.
Detection and genetic characterization of peste des petits ruminants virus in free-living bharals (Pseudois nayaur
) in Tibet, China.