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Country Greece, GR
Location West Etoloakarnania, Epirus
Species Cattle
Management feral
Population size unknown
Morphology Brachyceros type, Colour mainly whitish, dark head Horns lyre shaped horns
History Adapted to salty wetlands near the estuary of the Acheloos river. The pastures are very salty, with Salicornia gras, which is pastured by the cattle Free range cattle of unclear identity, but mainly short horn type, reported by several sources from the Louros-Paliopotamos estuary-lagoon in west Etoloakarnania. A local website referred to the region as holding a significant population of native free ranging cattle and horses. The relationship of these cattle, if any, to those reported from Acheloos estuary is not known.
Need for Action needs further research
Source of information Menegatos: , Schultze-Westrum (photo), Amalthia


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