Stone sheep

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Stone sheep
Stone Sheep British Columbia.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Ovis
Species: O. dalli
Subspecies: O. d. stonei
Trinomial name
Ovis dalli stonei

The Stone sheep (or Stone's sheep), Ovis dalli stonei, is a more southern subspecies of Thinhorn sheep, Ovis dalli, a sheep native to northwestern North America, slate brown in colour with some white patches on the rump and inside of the hind legs, and having curved yellowish brown horns.

Stone's Sheep are primarily found in Northern British Columbia and can often be seen by travellers licking minerals along the side of the Alaska Highway in areas such as Summit Lake, Stone Mountain Provincial Park and Muncho Lake Provincial Park.

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