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Rangifer tarandus
(reindeer)

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Rangifer tarandus (reindeer)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Rangifer tarandus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • reindeer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Preferred Common Name

  • reindeer

International Common Names

  • English: caribou

Local Common Names

  • USA: woodland caribou

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Artiodactyla
  •                         Suborder: Ruminantia
  •                             Family: Cervidae
  •                                 Genus: Rangifer
  •                                     Species: Rangifer tarandus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Europe

FinlandPresent
GermanyPresent
NorwayPresent

North America

CanadaPresent
-AlbertaPresent
-Newfoundland and LabradorPresent
United StatesPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-AlaskaPresent

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

References

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Boisjoly D; Ouellet JP; Courtois R, 2010. Coyote habitat selection and management implications for the Gaspésie Caribou. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74(1):3-11. http://jwm.allentrack.net

Crête M; Desrosiers A, 1995. Range expansion of coyotes, Canis latrans, threatens a remnant herd of caribou, Rangifer tarandus, in southeastern Quebec. Canadian Field Naturalist, 109:227-235. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/109902#page/239

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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