Alashan wapiti

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Alashan wapiti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. canadensis
Subspecies: C. c. alashanicus
Trinomial name
Cervus canadensis alashanicus
(Erxleben, 1777)

The Alashan wapiti is a subspecies of Cervus canadensis (named "elk" or "wapiti" in North America), found in Northern China and Mongolia. It is the smallest subspecies of elk, has the lightest color, and is the least studied, other than the extinct Merriam's elk.