Rangifer tarandus ssp. eogroenlandicus Degerbøl

East Greenland Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus ssp. eogroenlandicus)

The East Greenland Reindeer was a subspecies of the Reindeer that was restricted to the coastal areas of eastern Greenland.

The form was probably most closely related to the Svalbard Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus ssp. platyrhynchus), which itself is endemic to the Svalbard archipelago in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

The East Greenland Reindeer disappeared around 1900, most likely due to overhunting; all reindeers that are found on Greenland today are domesticated ones.


edited: 23.04.2022