Taxon profile


Eastern Moose
Alces americanus (Clinton, 1822)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cervus americanus Clinton, 1822 o
Alces alces americana (Clinton, 1822)
Alces alces americanus (Clinton, 1822)
Alces alces columbae Lydekker, 1915
Alces alces lobatus (Agassiz, 1846)
Alces alces muswa Richardson, 1852

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Sarcocystis alceslatrans Dubey, 1980, Sarcocystis alces Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2008, Sarcocystis taeniata Gjerde, 2014

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Alces americanus americanus (Clinton, 1822) - Eastern Moose
subspecies Alces americanus andersoni Peterson, 1950 - Northwestern moose
subspecies Alces americanus buturlini Chernyavsky & Zhelesnov, 1982 - Kolymsky moose
subspecies Alces americanus cameloides (Milne-Edwards, 1867) - Siberian Elk

Alces americanus cameloides - 000010000111

subspecies Alces americanus gigas Miller, 1899 - Alaska Moose

Alces americanus gigas - 000010000111000

subspecies Alces americanus pfizenmayeri Zukowsky, 1910 - Yakutia Moose
subspecies Alces americanus shirasi Nelson, 1914 - Shiras Moose

Alces americanus shirasi - 000000000101000

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [818]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Alces americanus (Clinton, 1822)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Alces americanus Clinton, 1822]
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 americana (Clinton, 1822)]
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 americanus (Clinton, 1822)]

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.



o original combination