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Definition of Cervus alces

Cervus alces
Elk Elk, n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo["o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk (Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), is closely related to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti. Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer (Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also Illustration of Antler. Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland.

Meaning of Cervus alces from wikipedia

- well as Central and East Asia. It is often confused with the larger Alces alces, which is called moose in North America, but called elk in British English...
- The moose (in North America) or elk (in Eurasia) (Alces alces) is a member of the New World deer subfamily and is the largest and heaviest extant species...
- living species currently called elk: Alces alces (the European elk, known in North America as the moose) or Cervus canadensis (the North American elk or...
- The red deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. A male red deer is called a stag or hart, and a female is called a hind. The red deer...
- species (Cervus canadensis). Also not to be confused with the animal often called "elk" in Eurasia, known in North America as the moose (Alces alces). "100...
- intake, and behaviour of artificially reared sambar deer (Cervus unicolor) and red deer (Cervus elaphus)". Journal of Agricultural Science. 121 (2): 273–281...
- rock drawings and cave paintings reveal that red deer (Cervus elaphus) and elk/moose (Alces alces) were hunted since the Stone Age using trapping pits.[citation...
- B., Rahmani, A. R. and Mathur, P. K. (2004). "Swamp Deer or Barasingha (Cervus duvauceli Cuvier, 1823". Envis Bulletin. 7: 181–192.CS1 maint: uses authors...
- Johnson, who retained the specimen in his collection, named it Cervus latifrons, Cervus being the only genus of deer known at that time. The specific name...
- species in the genus Cervus. Genetic and morphological evidence suggest more species should be recognized. For example, the species Cervus canadensis (elk/wapiti)...