Argali sheep

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Argali sheep


A wild mountain sheep, Ovis ammon, native to the highlands of central Asia. Argali sheep produce a fine hairy Wool. The sheep are considered endangered due to habitat loss and hunting.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Ovis ammon; argali (Esp.); argal; aoudad; Barbary sheep; mountain sheep; Marco Polo sheep, Pamir argali;;

Resources and Citations

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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