Alces alces


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Noun1.Alces alces - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the maleAlces alces - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Alces, genus Alces - elk or moose
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hemionus), moose (Alces alces), elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis), and red deer (C.
It is important because it causes neurologic disease in moose (Alces alces) in northern forest habitat where the ranges of deer and moose overlap.
Moose Alces alces are particularly susceptible to heat stress during summer because the upper critical temperature (UCT) for moose is exceptionally low (14 to 20[degrees]C during summer, Renecker and Hudson 1986a, McCann et al.
Furthermore the HI of Giraffokeryx punjabiensis is similar to the average for four regular browsers (BB); Odocoileus virginianus Hylochoerus minertzhageni Mazama mazama americana Choeropsis liberiensis and three high-level browsers (HB); Alces alces (Erxleben 1777) Litocranius walleri and Okapia johnstoni.
AS: Well, thematically, this poem pivots on a juxtaposition between two chance encounters with Alces alces, our biggest quadruped.
This date is consistent with the known age range of this species and predates the migration of the modern moose Alces alces into northeastern North America from western North America and Eurasia.
Moose (Alces alces L.) browsing causes economically significant damage in young Scots pine (Pious sylvestris L.) stands in Finland (e.g.
Public health evaluation of cadmium concentrations in liver and kidney of moose (Alces alces) from four areas of Alaska.
Elk (Alces alces) bones are mostly antler fragments with working traces and fragments of antler artefacts.
Technically, they are actually a different subspecies from the moose of western Canada, Alces alces andersoni.
(1996) compared some life-history characteristics of four Norwegian moose (Alces alces) populations occupying ranges of varying quality to test the food-limitation hypothesis and concluded (p.
Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, a metastrongyloid nematode typically found in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), has been implicated as a limiting factor of moose (Alces alces) populations, where moose are sympatric with white-tailed deer (Anderson, 1971; Gilbert, 1974; Kearney and Gilbert, 1978).