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SPECIES Ovibos moschatus

Author:Zimmermann, 1780.
Citation:Geogr. Gesch. Mensch. Vierf. Thiere, 2: 86.
Common Name:Muskox
Type Locality:Canada, Manitoba, "Bewohnt anjezt hauptsachlich Neuwallis an der Hudsonsbay ban zwischen Seefalber- (Seals) und Churchill-Fluss zwischen dem 59 bis 61. Grad Breite" (between Seal and Churchill Rivers).
Distribution:Formerly Point Barrow, Alaska (USA) east to NE Greenland, south to NE Manitoba (Canada). Range now much reduced. Introduced to Seward Peninsula and Nunivak Isl, Alaska (USA); Taimyr Peninsula and Wrangel Isl (Russia); and Svalbard (Norway), where it has since died out.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Tener (1965). Reviewed by Lent (1988, Mammalian Species, 302).
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