Alces alces Linnaeus 1758 (moose)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Alternative combination: Cervus alces

Synonyms: Alces alces americanus Clinton 1822, Alces muswa Richardson 1852, Alces runnymedensis Hay 1923, Cervus americanus Clinton 1822

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Alces according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

See also Churcher 1991, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lydekker 1915, Richardson 1854 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Alces machlis, Alces shimeki

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Quaternary of Germany (2 collections), Italy (3), the Netherlands (2), the Russian Federation (2), United States (3: Michigan, Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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