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SPECIES Alces alces

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 66.
Common Name:Eurasian Elk
Type Locality:"Habitat in boroealibus Europae, Asiaeque Populetis"; identified as Sweden by Thomas (1911a:151).
Distribution:N Eurasia from Scandinavia, Poland, N Austria, and S Czech Republic (vagrant in Croatia, Hungary, and Romania), east to the Yenisei River (Siberia) and south to Ukraine, N Kazakhstan, N China (N Sinkiang), and possibly adjacent parts of Mongolia; extinct in Caucasus region since 19th century.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Differs from A. americanus in karyotype, body dimensions and proportions, form of premaxilla, colouration, and structure and dimensions of antlers (Boyeskorov, 1999; Geist, 1998).
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SUBSPECIES alces

SUBSPECIES caucasicus

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