By Billie Jean Collins

This identify issues man's touch with the animal global: sacrifice, sacred animals, vitamin, and domestication. Chapters on artwork, literature, faith and animal husbandry display an image of the complicated relationships among the peoples of the traditional close to East and (their) animals.

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Dries), while urials differ (2n = 58). Across central Iran, however, transitional populations with intermediate chromosome counts (such as the Elburz Mountain mouflons) suggest that some mouflon x urial interbreeding has occurred in the past. Though different scientific names have been proposed, and vernacular ones loosely applied, both mouflons and urials in the wild have commonly been classified within a single species (Ovis orientalis). g. Hadjisterkotis 1997). Archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest domestic sheep probably emerged from the mouflon of Anatolia and northern Iraq/ Iran, territory currently inhabited by the Armenian subspecies (Ovis o.

Deer (Family Gervidae) are adapted to more mesic environments than gazelles, preferring open vegetated terrain near highlands and coasts, as well as the more temperate areas. Instead of horns, they bear antlers made of a modified bony material that grows anew each year from a pair of skin-covered protuberances called pedicels that form on the skull of males. In most species, a main stem, or beam, emanates from the coronet, a bulging knob atop each pedicel. As the antler grows, several appendages, or tines, branch out from the beam.

Mouflons bear the same chromosome number (2n = 54) as modern domestic sheep (0. dries), while urials differ (2n = 58). Across central Iran, however, transitional populations with intermediate chromosome counts (such as the Elburz Mountain mouflons) suggest that some mouflon x urial interbreeding has occurred in the past. Though different scientific names have been proposed, and vernacular ones loosely applied, both mouflons and urials in the wild have commonly been classified within a single species (Ovis orientalis).

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