Definition of Alces alces
1. Noun. Large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called 'elk' in Europe and 'moose' in North America.
Generic synonyms: Cervid, Deer
Group relationships: Alces, Genus Alces
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Literary usage of Alces alces
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1. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina by Albert E. Sanders (2002)
"... taxon with alces alces without explanation and without examining the holotype; but recent unpublished findings by Dale Guthrie (personal comunication, ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"... and alces alces for Alces americanas. Inaccuracies in the text, also apparently overlooked by the editor, are the statements * Reviewed in SCIENCE, ..."
3. New English Canaan: Notes & Text by Thomas Morton (2000)
"... a "great oxe or red deer"), alces alces, virtually the same species as the Northern European Elk (Merrill 271: Whitaker ..."