Bovids VI Sheep goats and relatives

(Caprinae)

Class Mammalia Order Artiodactyla Suborder Ruminantia Family Bovidae Subfamily Caprinae

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Medium- to large-bodied herbivorous, usually mountain-adapted mammals with either short sharp horns or large and ornate horns

Size

Number of genera, species

11 genera; 31 species

Habitat

Mountains, deserts, forest, and tundra Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species; Endangered: 7 species; Vulnerable: 11 species

Distribution

North America, North Africa, and Eurasia; introduced to New Zealand; domesticated varieties on all continents except Antarctica

Distribution

North America, North Africa, and Eurasia; introduced to New Zealand; domesticated varieties on all continents except Antarctica

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