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Alces alces Linnaeus 1758 (moose)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43850

Alternative combination: Cervus alces

Synonyms: Alces alces americanus Clinton 1822 (no. 231745), Alces muswa Richardson 1852 (no. 231744), Alces runnymedensis Hay 1923 (no. 43853), Cervalces americanus Clinton 1822 (no. 395213), Cervus americanus Clinton 1822 (no. 45014)

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 Alces according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Alces americanus, Alces machlis, Alces shimeki

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P2 25.9 x 23.2, P3 23.0 x 28.0, P4 24.1 x 29.5, M1 27.8 x 27.5, M2 29.0 x 29.1, M3 30.0 x 27.3, p2 20.4 x 14.2, p3 25.0 x 18.2, p4 28.4 x 21.0, m1 28.1 x 19.9, m2 28.8 x 22.1, m3 41.0 x 23.2, femur length 449.6, humerus length 398.8, radius length 408.9, scapula 406.4 x 261.6, skull 551.2 x 221.0, tibia length 482.6, ulna length 502.9

Estimated body mass: 288.6 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length