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Accepted taxon: Ovis dalli


Accepted taxon: Ovis dalli
Taxon: Ovis dalli
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: ARTIODACTYLA | Bovidae | Caprinae | Ovis
Reference: Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), JHU Press, 2005.

Fig.1 - Ternary plot of the proximate analysis for the Ovis dalli diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 26, ASH (Ash contents) 11, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 48, CP (Crude Protein) 13, EE (Ether Extract) 3. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 1. List of Diet Items for Ovis dalli.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Plantae SHOOT 50.00 Reid,F., …
Poaceae STEM 33.33 Damuth, J…
Cyperaceae LEAF 16.67 Damuth, J…

a. Standardized values. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 2. List of Standard Traits for Ovis dalli.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Herbivore-Mixed feeder Herbivore-Grazer,Herbivore-Mixed feeder A. Myster…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Herbivore Herbivore A. Myster…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Ovis dalli.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 40,000 - 113,000 - Freudenth…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 1 1 - - - 68,946 - - Engelman,…
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - - 84,600 - - Wimberly,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm - - - - - 1,000 - - Engelman,…
Occipital condyle width (OCW) nan mm 1 1 - - - 58.06 - - Engelman,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Ovis dalli.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Length of the Masseteric Fossa cm 5 5 - - - 12 - - Quibod, M…
Muzzle Width cm 5 5 - - - 3 - - Quibod, M…
Total Length of the Skull cm 5 5 - - - 28 - - Quibod, M…
skull_length nan mm - - - - - 279 - - Engelman,…
A1-MLL (maximum lateral length of the astragalus) nan mm 5 5 - - 37 38 38 1 Wimberly,…
A2-MML (maximum medial length of the astragalus) nan mm 5 5 - - 34 35 36 1 Wimberly,…
A3-MIN (minimal length of the astragalus) nan mm 5 5 - - 28 29 30 1 Wimberly,…
A4-WAT (width at tarsus of the astragalus) nan mm 5 5 - - 24 25 26 1 Wimberly,…
A5-WAF (width at trochlea of the astragalus) nan mm 5 5 - - 21 22 23 1 Wimberly,…
C1-UL (greatest length of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 76 80 84 4 Wimberly,…
C2-TL (length of body of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 50 54 59 4 Wimberly,…
C3-MBH (midbody height of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 22 22 23 1 Wimberly,…
C4-MBTV (midbody transverse width of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 11 12 13 1 Wimberly,…
C5-FFL (fibular facet length of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 17 17 18 1 Wimberly,…
C6-CNFL (cubonavicular facet length of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 20 21 22 1 Wimberly,…
C7-HSF (height of sustentacular facet of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 15 16 18 1 Wimberly,…
C8-HST (height of sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus) nan mm 5 5 - - 25 27 28 1 Wimberly,…
F1-UL (full length of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 244 258 268 9 Wimberly,…
F2-FL (functional length of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 234 246 260 10 Wimberly,…
F3-MCF (midshaft circumference of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 68 77 83 6 Wimberly,…
F4-PW (proximal width of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 55 61 66 4 Wimberly,…
F5-MLHW (mediolateral femoral head of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 29 30 31 1 Wimberly,…
F6-APHW (anteroposterior femoral head of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 26 27 28 1 Wimberly,…
F7-DW (distal width of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 50 52 54 2 Wimberly,…
F8-MPL (medial condyle and patellar lip of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 58 62 66 3 Wimberly,…
F9-LPL (lateral condyle and patellar lip of the femur) nan mm 5 5 - - 53 56 58 2 Wimberly,…
H1-UL (full length of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 195 211 222 10 Wimberly,…
H2-FL (functional length of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 174 188 201 11 Wimberly,…
H3-MCF (midshaft circumference of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 73 84 92 7 Wimberly,…
H4-MTH (largest medial height of trochlea of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 25 26 27 1 Wimberly,…
H5-MidTH (smallest height of trochlea of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 17 19 20 1 Wimberly,…
H6-LTH (largest lateral height of trochlea of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 21 22 23 1 Wimberly,…
H7-PW (proximal width of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 49 54 60 5 Wimberly,…
H8-MLH (mediolateral humeral head width of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 37 43 47 4 Wimberly,…
H9-DW (distal width of the humerus) nan mm 5 5 - - 38 41 43 2 Wimberly,…
MC1-UL (length of the metacarpus) nan mm 5 5 - - 164 171 177 6 Wimberly,…
MC2-MAP (anteroposterior midshaft of the metacarpus) nan mm 5 5 - - 13 15 16 1 Wimberly,…
MC3-MML (mediolateral midshaft of the metacarpus) nan mm 5 5 - - 17 20 21 2 Wimberly,…
MC4-DW (distal width of the metacarpus) nan mm 5 5 - - 32 34 36 2 Wimberly,…
MC5-PW (proximal width of the metacarpus) nan mm 5 5 - - 31 32 33 1 Wimberly,…
MT1-UL (length of the metatarsus) nan mm 5 5 - - 178 187 200 9 Wimberly,…
MT2-MAP (anteroposterior midshaft of the metatarsus) nan mm 5 5 - - 15 17 18 1 Wimberly,…
MT3-MML (mediolateral midshaft of the metatarsus) nan mm 5 5 - - 15 17 18 1 Wimberly,…
MT4-DW (distal width of the metatarsus) nan mm 5 5 - - 30 32 34 2 Wimberly,…
MT5-PW (proximal width of the metatarsus) nan mm 5 5 - - 27 29 30 1 Wimberly,…
R1-UL (length of the radius) nan mm 5 5 - - 201 214 221 8 Wimberly,…
R2-PW (full proximal width of the radius) nan mm 5 5 - - 39 41 44 2 Wimberly,…
R3-NPW (width of humeral articular surface of the radius) nan mm 5 5 - - 37 39 43 2 Wimberly,…
R4-DW (distal width of the radius) nan mm 5 5 - - 35 39 41 2 Wimberly,…
S1-L (full length of the scapula) nan mm 5 5 - - 185 203 220 25 Wimberly,…
S2-GW (greatest cranio-caudal length of the scapula) nan mm 5 5 - - 106 116 127 15 Wimberly,…
S3-SW (shortest length of scapular neck of the scapula) nan mm 5 5 - - 25 28 30 3 Wimberly,…
S4-GH (anteroposterior glenoid fossa of the scapula) nan mm 5 5 - - 32 33 34 1 Wimberly,…
S5-GW (mediolateral glenoid fossa of the scapula) nan mm 5 5 - - 27 29 32 3 Wimberly,…
T1-L (full length of the tibia) nan mm 5 5 - - 277 292 307 11 Wimberly,…
T2-MCF (midshaft circumference of the tibia) nan mm 5 5 - - 64 70 73 4 Wimberly,…
T3-PW (proximal width of the tibia) nan mm 5 5 - - 53 55 57 2 Wimberly,…
T4-DW (distal width of the tibia) nan mm 5 5 - - 33 34 36 1 Wimberly,…
U1-UL (length of the ulna) nan mm 5 5 - - 219 259 283 25 Wimberly,…
U2-OPL (olecranon process length of the ulna) nan mm 5 5 - - 48 57 61 5 Wimberly,…
average ungulate dietary grass fraction (proportional) nan unitless - - - - - 1 - - Abraham, …
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 75 - - Nelson, A…
femur diameter nan mm - - - - - 23 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 76 - - Nelson, A…
humerus diameter nan mm - - - - - 22 - - Nelson, A…
neck length nan mm - - - - - 267 - - Nelson, A…

b. other Measurements. Source Measurements which are not listed on or mapped with the Standard Traits..


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Ovis dalli.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Ovis dalli Mysterud,Atle, 2000, The Relationship between Ecological Segregation and Sexual Body Size Dimorphism in Large Herbivores, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Mendoza,M., 2008, Hypsodonty in ungulates: an adaptation for grass consumption or for foraging in open habitat?, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Damuth, J. 2010. ABSOLUT 6 a mammalian database compiled by the national center for ecological analysis and synthesis (NCEAS ) workshop on mammalian communities. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Reid,F., 2006, Peterson field guide to mammals of North America, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Quibod, M.N.R.M., Gélin, U., van Langevelde, F. and Tomlinson, K.W., 2023. Diet-specific responses of skull traits to aridity gradients in bovids and cervids. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, p.zlad068. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Engelman, R.K., 2022. Occipital condyle width (OCW) is a highly accurate predictor of body mass in therian mammals. BMC biology, 20(1), p.37. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Wimberly, A.N., 2023. Predicting body mass in Ruminantia using postcranial measurements. Journal of Morphology, 284(10), p.e21636. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Abraham, J.O., Upham, N.S., Damian-Serrano, A. and Jesmer, B.R., 2022. Evolutionary causes and consequences of ungulate migration. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 6(7), pp.998-1006. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Lundgren, E.J., Schowanek, S.D., Rowan, J., Middleton, O., Pedersen, R.Ø., Wallach, A.D., Ramp, D., Davis, M., Sandom, C.J. and Svenning, J.C., 2021. Functional traits of the world’s late Quaternary large-bodied avian and mammalian herbivores. Scientific data, 8(1), p.17. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Nelson, A., Engelman, R.K. and Croft, D.A., 2023. How to weigh a fossil mammal? South American notoungulates as a case study for estimating body mass in extinct clades. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 30(3), pp.773-809. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Ovis dalli Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E., 2013. Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica, 145, pp.1-513. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted

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