urial, Ovis vignei

(noun) bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia

Source: WordNet® 3.1


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


• arkars

• shapoo


• Irula, Lauri, ailur-, urali

Source: Wiktionary


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