Friday, 21 March 2014

Bighorn sheep went extinct on desert island in Gulf of California

March 19, 2014

University of California - Riverside

Using ancient DNA analysis and other techniques, a research team led by conservation biologists has determined that bighorn sheep, so named for their massive spiral horns, became extinct on Tiburon Island, a large and mostly uninhabited island just off Sonora, Mexico, in the Gulf of California, sometime in the last millennium -- specifically between the 6th and 19th centuries.

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