Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Rangifer > Species: Rangifer tarandus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Rangifer tarandus fennicus (Lönnberg, 1909) Wilson D.E., & Reeder D.M. (1993)
Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus (Vrolik, 1829) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Rangifer tarandus sibiricus Murray, 1866 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Rangifer tarandus tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fauna Europaea (2005)

Reindeer - Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Cervidae) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Hreindýr Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Peura Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Põhjapõder Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Poro Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rein Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Reindeer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ren Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ren German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ren Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ren Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rena Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rendier Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Renifer Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Renna Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Renndéier Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Renne French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Reno Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rensdyr Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rénszarvas Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Severni jelen Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Šiaurinis elnias Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sob Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sob Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sob polárny Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Villrein Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Cervus tarandus Linnaeus, 1758
Tarandus lapponum Billberg, 1827
Tarandus borealis Rüppell, 1842
Tarandus furcifer Baird, 1852

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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