(Ovis musimon), small wild sheep, family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), of Corsica, Sardinia, and Cyprus. The mouflon stands about 70 cm (27-28 inches) at the shoulder and is reddish brown with white underparts. The male has a light, saddle-shaped mark on its back and bears large, curving horns with the tips turned outward. The female is hornless. The mouflon has been introduced into parts of Europe but has become endangered in its original range. It is thought by some to be one of the animals from which the domestic sheep (Ovis aries) was derived
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