URIAL

urial, Ovis vignei

(noun) bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Noun

urial (plural urials)

A bearded reddish sheep, subspecies of Ovis orientalis (including Ovis orientalis vignei), previously classified as Ovis vignei, being endemic to southern Asia and believed to be a wild ancestor of domestic sheep.

Usage notes

Taxonomic classification of sheep species/subspecies remains incompletely decided.

The urial and the related mouflon are regarded as different subspecies groups of Ovis orientalis, but in the past have been classified as separate species. See

Synonyms

• arkars

• shapoo

Anagrams

• Irula, Lauri, ailur-, urali

Source: Wiktionary



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