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  1. Dall sheep, Dall's sheep, white sheep, Ovis montana dallinoun

    large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska


  1. Dall sheep

    Ovis dalli, also known as the Dall sheep or thinhorn sheep, is a species of wild sheep native to northwestern North America. Ovis dalli contains two subspecies: Ovis dalli dalli and Ovis dalli stonei. O. dalli live in mountainous alpine habitats distributed across northwestern British Columbia, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska. They browse a variety of plants such as grasses, sedges and even shrubs such as willow, during different times of the year. They also acquire minerals to supplement their diet from mineral licks. Like other Ovis species, the rams engage in dominance contests with their horns.


  1. dall sheep

    A Dall sheep, known scientifically as Ovis dalli, is a species of wild sheep native to the mountainous regions of Northwestern North America, ranging from Alaska to the Yukon and northern British Columbia. They are known for their spectacular curled horns, which are typically owned by the males, also known as rams. The females, called ewes, have shorter, more slender and less curved horns. Dall sheep are typically white, which aids them in blending into the snowy landscapes of their habitat. They are herbivores and their diet mainly consists of lichen, moss, grass, and other small plants.


  1. Dall sheep

    The Dall sheep, Ovis dalli, is a species of sheep native to northwestern North America, ranging from white to slate brown in color and having curved yellowish brown horns. Its closest relative is the more southern subspecies, Stone sheep, which is a slaty brown with some white patches on the rump and inside the hind legs. Research has shown the use of these subspecies designations is questionable. Complete colour integradation occurs between white and dark morphs of the species with intermediately coloured populations, called Fannin sheep, found in the Pelly Mountains and Ogilvie Mountains of Yukon Territory. Mitochondrial DNA evidence has shown no molecular division along current subspecies boundaries, although evidence from nuclear DNA may provide some support. Also at the species level, current taxonomy is questionable because hybridization between Ovis dalli and Ovis canadensis has been recorded in recent evolutionary history. The latter half of the Latin binomial dalli is derived from William Healey Dall, an American naturalist. The common name Dall sheep or Dall's sheep is often used to refer to the species Ovis dalli. An alternative use of common name terminology is that thinhorn sheep refers to the species Ovis dalli, while Dall's sheep and Stone's sheep refer to subspecies Ovis dalli dalli and Ovis dalli stonei, respectively.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dall sheep in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dall sheep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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