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Explore the Taxonomic Tree

Elk

Two bull elk in profile against a prairie background
Common Name
elk
wapiti
wapiti or elk
Red Deer (see comments)

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The table below is a high-level overview of the subsequent branches of this taxon, organized by taxonomic level and further subdivided by items that FWS focuses on, either through a regulatory or other capacity. You can change your list view by selecting an option from the overview table:

  • To view all branches of a respective taxonomic level, see the Taxa column.
  • To further filter your view of branches that FWS focuses on, see the FWS Focus column.
  • By default, the list view will always show the child branches of the current taxon.

Branches of Cervus elaphus

Taxonomic Level Taxa FWS Focus
Aberration 0
Form 0
Morph 0
Race 0
Stirp 0
Subspecies 18 4
Unspecified 0
Variety 0
All Subtaxa 18 4

Location in Taxonomic Tree

Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Infrakingdom Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Eutheria
Order Artiodactyla
Family Cervidae
Subfamily Cervinae
Genus Cervus
Species Cervus elaphus

Viewing: descendants of Cervus elaphus