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    • Rangifer tarandus
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What

Svalbard Reindeer Rangifer tarandus ssp. platyrhynchus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

July 6, 2014 11:53 AM CEST

Description

Sundneset, Barentsøya, Svalbard, Norway.

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

tikaani

Date

May 17, 2014

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

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dellfalconer

Date

August 6, 2014

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 22, 2014

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 22, 2014

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 22, 2014

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 22, 2014

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What

Reindeer Rangifer tarandus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

July 1, 2014 12:35 PM CEST

Description

Svalbard Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) young female in summer. The arctic tundra provides slim pickings for this tough Svalbard endemic. This is the smallest of the 7 subspecies of reindeer, being just about 1.5m long and about 0.80m at the shoulder. They are found are found in almost all non-glaciated areas of the Archipelago. Blomstrandhalvøya, Svalbard, Norway.

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

February 25, 2010

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What

Reindeer Rangifer tarandus

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

February 22, 2010

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

efallon12

Date

April 3, 2013

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What

Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Observer

paloma

Date

August 15, 1984

Description

right month & year, unsure of exact day

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Description from Wikipedia

The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer native to Arctic and Subarctic regions. This includes both resident and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and at least one has already gone extinct.

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