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Definition of R tarandus

R tarandus
Reindeer Rein"deer` (r?n"d?r), n. [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.] [Formerly written also raindeer, and ranedeer.] (Zool.) Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate. Note: The common European species (R. tarandus) is domesticated in Lapland. The woodland reindeer or caribou (R. caribou) is found in Canada and Maine (see Caribou.) The Barren Ground reindeer or caribou (R. Gr[oe]nlandicus), of smaller size, is found on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in both hemispheries. Reindeer moss (Bot.), a gray branching lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) which forms extensive patches on the ground in arctic and even in north temperature regions. It is the principal food of the Lapland reindeer in winter. Reindeer period (Geol.), a name sometimes given to a part of the Paleolithic era when the reindeer was common over Central Europe.

Meaning of R tarandus from wikipedia

- taxonomic name, Rangifer tarandus, was defined by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The woodland caribou subspecies' taxonomic name Rangifer tarandus caribou was defined...
- The Arctic reindeer (Rangifer tarandus eogroenlandicus), also known as the East Greenland caribou or Greenland caribou, was a subspecies of the reindeer...
- The Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) is a small subspecies of reindeer found on the Svalbard archipelago of Norway. Males average 65–90 kg...
- are distinct from the semi-domesticated mountain reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) in their larger size and preference for dense boreal forest habitat...
- The mountain reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus), also called the Norwegian reindeer, northern reindeer, Common reindeer or mountain caribou, is a mid-sized...
- The Porcupine caribou or Grant's caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti) is a subspecies of the reindeer or caribou found in Alaska, United States, and Yukon...
- introduced to North America. The reindeer species Rangifer tarandus, of which Rangifer tarandus caribou is a subspecies, is a medium-sized ungulate which...
- caribou, Rangifer tarandus pearyi, and what is now known as the Dolphin and Union po****tion of the barren-ground caribou, Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus...
- The Queen Charlotte Islands caribou or Dawson's caribou (Rangifer tarandus dawsoni) is an extinct subspecies of the reindeer (or the caribou in North America)...
- The barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) is a subspecies of the reindeer (or the caribou in North America) that is found mainly in the...