Taxon profile


Alces Gray, 1821

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

Scientific synonyms

Cervalces Scott, 1885
Libralces Azzaroli, 1952

Type taxon:Cervus alces Linnaeus, 1758

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

species Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) - Elk

Alces alces

species Alces americanus (Clinton, 1822) - Eastern Moose

Alces americanus

Fossil taxa

species Alces brevirostris Kretzoi, 1944
Quaternary: Upper Pleistocene
species Alces carnutorum (Laugel, 1862)
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene
species Alces gallicus (Azzaroli, 1952)
species Alces latifrons (Johnson, 1874) - Broad-fronted moose
Quaternary: Chibanian – Upper Pleistocene
species Alces scotti (Lydekker, 1898) - Stag-moose

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synonymized name based on fossil type material

extinct taxon