The Past

20 - 2 million years ago
Oioceros


















A member of the family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla). These are the medium-sized herbivores, which today include various types of pig, deer, giraffe, cattle, sheep, goat and antelope. Oioceros was the first sheep, and emerged roughly 14 million years ago. A bone (proximal left radius) which greatly resembles that of an Oioceros was found in the conglomerate horizon at Jebel Barakah.


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