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Definition of Cervus alces
Cervus alcesElk Elk, n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG.
elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
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
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
is called moose
America, but called
elk in British
- The moose
America) or elk (in Eurasia) (Alces alces
) is a member
of the New World
and is the largest
and heaviest extant
- living species currently called
elk: Alces alces
in North America
as the moose) or Cervus canadensis
(the North American
- 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
a hind. The red deer...
canadensis). Also not to be confused
with the animal often called
"elk" in Eurasia, known
in North America
as the moose
- intake, and behaviour
of artificially reared sambar
unicolor) and red deer (Cervus
Science. 121 (2): 273–281...
- rock drawings
and cave paintings reveal
that red deer (Cervus
elaphus) and elk/moose (Alces alces
) were hunted since
Age using trapping
- B., Rahmani, A. R. and Mathur, P. K. (2004). "Swamp Deer or Barasingha
Cuvier, 1823". Envis
Bulletin. 7: 181–192.CS1 maint: uses authors...
- Johnson, who retained
in his collection, named
latifrons, Cervus being
the only genus
of deer known
at that time. The specific
in the genus Cervus
and morphological evidence suggest
more species should
be recognized. For example, the species Cervus canadensis
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