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Alces americanus  (Clinton, 1822)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 898198

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Cervus americanus Clinton, 1822
  Common Name(s): Moose [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderArtiodactyla Owen, 1848 – artiodactyls, porco do mato, veado, cloven-hoofed ungulates, even-toed ungulates  
                                  FamilyCervidae Goldfuss, 1820 – cervids, caribou, deer, moose, wapiti  
                                     SubfamilyCapreolinae Brookes, 1828  
                                        GenusAlces Gray, 1821 – moose, Old World elk  
                                           SpeciesAlces americanus (Clinton, 1822) – Moose  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Alces americanus americanus (Clinton, 1822)  
                                              Subspecies Alces americanus cameloides (Milne-Edwards, 1867)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Franzmann, Albert W.  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title: Alces alces   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 154   
  Page(s): 1-7   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at and   
  Reference for: Alces americanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Alces americanus, Moose [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (nt) as A. alces cameloides  
    Comments: Subspecies limits follow Geist (1998). Characters diagnosing species not fully confirmed for cameloides. Cervus americanus Clinton, 1822 is preoccupied by Cervus americanus Erxleben, 1777 (= Odocoileus virginianus), a name used in the literature that has not been declared to be unavailable. It is probably a nomen oblitum and the familiar name Alces americanus (Clinton, 1822) continues to be used here. Cervus coronatus Lesson, 1827 (= C. coronatus É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803), based on a...  



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