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Elk
Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Cervidae - deer and moose

Scientific synonyms

Alces alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)
Alces alces angusticephalus Zukowsky, 1915
Alces alces antiquorum Rüppell, 1842
Alces alces caucasicus Vereshchagin, 1955
Alces alces europaeus Burnett, 1830
Alces alces jubata Fitzinger, 1860
Alces alces jubatus Fitzinger, 1860
Alces alces machlis Ogilby, 1837
Alces alces malchis Gray, 1850
Alces alces meridionalis Matschie, 1913

Other names

= European Elk
= Moose

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Fascioloides magna (Bassi, 1875), Sarcocystis alces Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2008, Sarcocystis ovalis Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2008, Sarcocystis scandinavica Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2009

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Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305254]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Alces alces Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Alces alces alces Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Alces alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ Pluháček J., Hrabina P. & Robovský J. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 2 – jelenovití (Cervidae), kabarovití (Moschidae) a kančilovití (Tragulidae), Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 42: 281–296 [as Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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Explanations

species extinct in area described by check-list