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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 »  genus Alces

Scientific synonyms

Cervus alces Linnaeus, 1758 o
Alces alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)
Alces alces alce (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling) m
Alces alces aces (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling) m
Alces alces albes (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling) m
Alces alces angusticephalus Zukowsky, 1915
Alces alces antiquorum Rüppell, 1842
Alces alces caucasicus Vereshchagin, 1955
Alces alces europaeus Burnett, 1830
Alces alces jubatus Fitzinger, 1860

Other names

= European Elk
= Moose

Type taxon of:Alces Gray, 1821 (Cervus alces Linnaeus, 1758)
Least Concern

Images

Alces alces - Elk

male

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Alces alces - Elk

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Alces alces - Elk

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Alces alces - Elk

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Alces alces - Elk

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Alces alces - Elk

Author: Jakub Kašpar

Alces alces - Elk

male

Author: Milan Kořínek

Alces alces - Elk

male

Author: Milan Kořínek

juvenile animal

Alces alces - Elk

Alces alces alces

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Alces alces - Elk

Alces alces alces

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Fascioloides magna (Bassi, 1875), Chorioptes bovis (Hering, 1845), Sarcocystis alces Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2008, Sarcocystis ovalis Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2008, Sarcocystis scandinavica Dahlgren et Gjerde, 2009

Related glossary terms

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
DE Zootier-Lexikon [217:elch]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Alces 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

o original combination

m misspelling

species extinct in area described by check-list