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Rangifer tarandus Linnaeus 1758 (reindeer)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51308

Alternative combination: Cervus tarandus

Synonym: Rangifer muscatinensis Leidy 1879 (taxon 51307)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Rangifer according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxon: Rangifer arcticus

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): m1 18.5 x 9.9, femur length 290.5, humerus length 247.4, radius length 282.6, scapula length 234.2, skull 358.1 x 160.0, tibia length 321.0, ulna length 339.9

Estimated body mass: 86.3 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length