Alces latifrons Johnson, 1874

Broad-fronted moose



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cervalces latifrons Johnson, 1874


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene-Holocene border





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Johnson, Randall. (1874). Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, and Geology Series 4, vol. 13.


Other references:

Breda, Marzia; Pini, Roberta; Ravazzi, Cesare (2005). "The palaeoenvironment of Cervalces latifrons (Johnson, 1874) from Fornaci di Ranica (late Early Pleistocene, Northern Italy)". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 216 (1-2): 99-118.

Croitor, Roman. (2018). Plio-pleistocene deer of western paleartic: Taxonomy, Systematics, Phylogeny. Chişinău: Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. 140 pp.

Jęcz, Witold and Marciszak, Adrian. (2021). Uncertain taxonomical position of Vulpes cf. praeglacialis (Kormos, 1932) from lowermost layers of Biśnik Cave, p. 43. In: Ratajczak-Skrzatek U., Kovalchuk O., Stefaniak K. (eds.). Proceedings of INQUA SEQS 2021 Conference, Wrocław, Poland. University of Wrocław & Polish Geological Society. 119 pp.

Koenigswald, W. von and Menger, F. (1997). Mögliches Auftreten von Trogontherium cuvieri und Alces latifrons im letzten Interglazial der nördlichen Oberrheinebene. Cranium 14(1): 2-10.


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