Photo category:
Ungulate Ecosystems - Cyprus
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Cyprian Mouflon
Even-toed ungulates
Ungulate Ecosystems (Cyprus) diorama

Photo of a Cyprian Mouflon, Ovis gmelini ophion. It belongs to a group of wild sheep that are considered to be the ancestors of the domesticated sheep. They may have been imported from Asia to Cyprus by the Neolithic man. The Cypriot Mouflon was almost brought to extinction during the 20th century, but today it is successfully protected.