genus Alces


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Noun1.genus Alces - elk or moosegenus Alces - elk or moose        
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cervidae, family Cervidae - deer: reindeer; moose or elks; muntjacs; roe deer
Alces alces, elk, European elk, moose - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
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A review of the living representatives of the genus Alces. Contributions of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology and Palaentology 34.
Lydekker (1898) questioned Scott's original designation of the New Jersey and Kentucky material as Cervalces americanus due to its similarity to the genus Alces, and noted that the name Cervus americanus was preoccupied.
The genus Alces first appears in the fossil record 2 million years ago (Thouveny and Bonifay 1984) and fossils attributable to A.