wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia
- A species of crazy sheep (Ovis ammon, or O. argali), remarkable because of its big horns. It inhabits the hills of Siberia and main Asia.
argali [Ovis ammon]
- mountain sheep [Ovis ammon]
(letter.) A species of wild sheep (Ovis ammon, or O. argali), remarkable for the big horns. It inhabits the hills of Siberia and main Asia.
These bighorns are characterized by the absence of face-glands, and the comparatively smooth front surface of the horns of the old rams, which are thus very unlike the strongly wrinkled horns of the argali group. The typical bighorn is the khaki-coloured and white-rumped Rocky Mountain animal; but on the Stickin river there is a nearly black race, with the usual white areas (0.