Taxon profile


Musk Ox
Ovibos moschatus (Zimmermann, 1780)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Bovidae - cattle, antelopes, sheep and goats »  genus Ovibos

Scientific synonyms

Bos moschatus Zimmermann, 1780 o
Ovibos kahrsi Andrée, 1933 o

Other names

= Muskox

Type taxon of:Ovibos de Blainville, 1816 (Bos moschatus Zimmermann, 1780)
Least Concern


juvenile animal


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Teladorsagia boreoarcticus Hoberg, Monsen, Kutz & Blouin, 1999

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Ovibos moschatus moschatus Zimmermann, 1780 - Barren Ground Muskox

Ovibos moschatus moschatus - 0000100001 1

subspecies Ovibos moschatus wardi Lydekker, 1900 - Greenland Muskox

Ovibos moschatus wardi - 0000100001 1

Links and literature

Andrée J., 1933: Über diluviale Moschusochsen. Abhandlungen aus dem Westfälischen Provinzial-Museum für Naturkunde, 4: 5-34. [as Ovibos kahrsi]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305235]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Ovibos moschatus (Zimmermann, 1780)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [29684]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Ovibos moschatus (Zimmermann, 1780)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Ovibos moschatus Zimmermann, 1780]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [240:moschusochse-ovibos-moschatus]

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 Ovibos moschatus (Zimmermann, 1780)]

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