The actual dictionary entry for MOOSE is :-
The latin or scientific name for the moose is Alces alces.
This is divided further into subspecies with subtle differences in appearance and distinguished by their geographical location, including 4 in North America, 1 in Europe and 1 in Asia. They are listed below in the order they were first classified :-
(A. alces alces)
... European elk (1758 - Linnaeus)
(A. alces americana)
... Eastern Canadian (Taiga) moose (1822 - Clinton)
(A. alces cameloides)
... Siberian moose (1867 - Milne-Edwards)
(A. alces gigas)
... Alaskan (Yukon / Tundra) moose (1899 - Miller)
(A. alces shirasi)
... Shiras (Wyoming) moose (1914 - Nelson)
(A. alces andersoni)
... Western Canadian (Manitoba) moose (1950 - Peterson)
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