Rangifer tarandus eogroenlandicus Degerbøl, 1957

Greenland tundra reindeer, East Greenland reindeer, Arctic reindeer



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1900 (Goodwin & Goodwin, 1973); c.1950 (Day, 1981)



Greenland (eastern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Degerbøl, Magnus. (1957). The extinct reindeer of East-Greenland: Rangifer tarandus eogroenlandicus, subsp. nov.: compared with reindeer from other Arctic regions. Acta Arctica 10: 1-57.


Other references:

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Gravlund, P. et al. (1998). Polyphyletic origin of the small-bodied, high-arctic subspecies of tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 10(2): 151-9. [Abstract]


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