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Subject: Dwarf blue sheep, Bovidae, Sheep, List of mammal genera, Artiodactyla
Collection: Mammals of Asia, Sheep
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Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) in Beijing Zoo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Pseudois

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Pseudois is a genus in the subfamily Caprinae comprising two species, the bharal (Pseudois nayaur) and the dwarf blue sheep (Pseudois schaeferi).[1] Both species in the genus are variously known as blue sheep, the bharal's alternate name being the Himalayan blue sheep.


  1. ^ Schaller, G.B. 1998. Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
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