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Ovis canadensis nelsoni  Merriam, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 898805

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s): Nelson's bighorn sheep [English]
    Nelson bighorn sheep [English]
    Peninsular bighorn sheep [English]
    desert bighorn sheep [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderArtiodactyla Owen, 1848 – artiodactyls, porco do mato, veado, cloven-hoofed ungulates, even-toed ungulates  
                                  FamilyBovidae Gray, 1821 – antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep, bovids  
                                     SubfamilyCaprinae Gray, 1821  
                                        GenusOvis Linnaeus, 1758 – sheep  
                                           SpeciesOvis canadensis Shaw, 1804 – bighorn sheep, Borrego cimarrón, Bighorn Sheep  
                                              SubspeciesOvis canadensis nelsoni Merriam, 1897 – Nelson's bighorn sheep, Nelson bighorn sheep, Peninsular bighorn sheep, desert bighorn sheep  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Peninsular Ranges Population Segment of the Desert Bighorn Sheep in Southern California   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 63, no. 52   
  Page(s): 13134-13150   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Ovis canadensis nelsoni   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Ovis canadensis nelsoni   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Reference for: Ovis canadensis nelsoni   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  



  Comment: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes a distinct population segment (DPS) of Ovis canadensis nelsoni, referred to as Peninsular bighorn sheep, for purposes of listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and for designation of critical habitat  
    US ESA: Listed Endangered the Peninsular Ranges of Southern California distinct population segment as Ovis canadensis, as published in Federal Register Volume 63, Number 52, Pages 13134 - 13150, March 18, 1998  



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