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Reindeer MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Reindeer
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.500.380.373.644
Unique ID
D012053
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012053
Annotation
IM; qualif permitted
Scope Note
A genus of deer, Rangifer, that inhabits the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America. Caribou is the North American name; reindeer, the European. They are often domesticated and used, especially in Lapland, for drawing sleds and as a source of food. Rangifer is the only genus of the deer family in which both sexes are antlered. Most caribou inhabit arctic tundra and surrounding arboreal coniferous forests and most have seasonal shifts in migration. They are hunted extensively for their meat, skin, antlers, and other parts. (From Webster, 3d ed; Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1397)
Entry Term(s)
Caribou
Registry Number
txid9870
Previous Indexing
Artiodactyla (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
68; CARIBOU was heading 1975-94 (see under REINDEER 1975-90)
Online Note
use REINDEER to search CARIBOU 1975-94
History Note
68; CARIBOU was heading 1975-94 (see under REINDEER 1975-90)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Reindeer Preferred
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