Rangifer tarandus - Reindeer:

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Summary Information
Living Organisms / Animalia / Craniata / Mammalia / ArtiodactylaCervidae / Rangifer / Species

This section is currently predominantly used in Wildpro to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. Although it identifies that taxonomic interrelationships of species (see "header") it does not currently contain detailed information on the mammal species itself. As WILDPro is developed, we will gradually convert these pages into full Species pages.

The taxonomy of Mammals is still under review and the Mammal Species of the world  - A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (Second Edition) by Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder (B141) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.

Alternative Names
  • Rangifer Caribou. (B51)
  • Caribou

See Rangifer page for alternative genus names.

Alternative species names (the second part of the binomial species names): [Genus] angustirostris, [Genus] arcticus, [Genus] asiaticus, [Genus] borealis, [Genus] buskensis, [Genus] caboti, [Genus] caribou, [Genus] chukchensis, [Genus] cilindricornis, [Genus] dawsoni, [Genus] dichotomus, [Genus] eogroenlandicus, [Genus] excelsifrons, [Genus] fennicus, [Genus] fortidens, [Genus] furcifer, [Genus] granti, [Genus] groenlandicus, [Genus] keewatinensis, [Genus] labradorensis, [Genus] lapponum, [Genus] lenensis, [Genus] montanus, [Genus] mcguirei, [Genus] ogilvyensis, [Genus] osborni, [Genus] pearsoni, [Genus] pearyi, [Genus] phylarchus, [Genus] platyrhynchus, [Genus] rangifer, [Genus] selousi, [Genus] setoni, [Genus] sibiricus, [Genus] silvicola, [Genus] spetsbergensis, [Genus] stonei, [Genus] sylvestris, [Genus] taimyrensis, [Genus] terraenovae, [Genus] transuralensis, [Genus] valentinae, [Genus] yakutskensis.  (B141)

Distribution "Scandinavia - Eastern Siberia; Alaska, Canada, Greenland". (B51)
"Circumborial in tundra and taiga from Svalbard, Norway, Finland, Russia, Alaska (USA) and Canada including most arctic islands, and Greenland, south to Northern Mongolia; Inner Mongolia and Heilungkiang, China (now feral?); Sakhalin Island; Northern Idaho and Great Lakes region (USA). Introduced to, and feral in, Iceland, Kerguelen Islands, Southern Georgia Island, Pribilof Islands, St. Matthew Island. Extinct in Sweden.".(B141)
Habitat Tundra (B51)
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