General Information
NameElk
Scientific NameCervus canadensis
DescriptionThe elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species of the Cervidae or deer family in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and eastern Asia. It was long believed to be a subspecies of the European red deer (Cervus elaphus), but evidence from a 2004 study of the mitochondrial DNA indicates that the two are distinct species.
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Classification
GroupAnimal foods
Sub-GroupVenison
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS ID180695
Wikipedia IDElk
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.