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Bighorn sheep went extinct on desert island in Gulf of California, study finds
March 19, 2014
Using ancient DNA analysis and other techniques, a research team, led by conservation biologists at the University of California, Riverside, 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.
University of California, Riverside
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