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Sittler, B (1988): Tab. 1: Muskoxen observed in the different geographical units. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.761824,
Supplement to: Sittler, Benoît (1988): Distribution and abundance of Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in the North East Greenland National Park. Results of surveys carried out between 72° and 74° North. Polarforschung, 58(1), 1-12, hdl:10013/epic.29594.d001
Muskoxen populations were surveyed in the course of 3 expeditions to North East Greenland to provide data on present status and habitat requirements in the region between 72 and 74 deg latitude North. The distribution is primarily affected by the snow cover pattern and shows densities from less than 0.1 ind/km**2 to 1.5 ind/km**2. Ranges unutilized by muskoxen prior to 1940 now support high densities. The snow cover influences also the population dynamics, as shown by the streng correlation between the calf crop and the amount of snow. The total population is estimated to be about 1000 to 1500 individuals far the whole region.
Median Latitude: 73.068867 * Median Longitude: -24.556501 * South-bound Latitude: 71.750000 * West-bound Longitude: -26.796100 * North-bound Latitude: 74.101800 * East-bound Longitude: -22.438800
Date/Time Start: 1979-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1984-01-01T00:00:00
NE-Greenland (National Park) * * Latitude Start: 72.000000 * Longitude Start: -22.000000 * Latitude End: 74.000000 * Longitude End: -27.000000 * Location: Northeast Greenland * * Device: Observation (OBSE) *
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1Area/locality *Area
2LATITUDE *Latitude
3LONGITUDE *Longitude
4Geographic name/locality *Locality
5DATE/TIME *Date/Time
6Area in square kilometer *Areakm2
7Ovibos moschatus *O. moschatus#Sittler, Benoît *
8Ovibos moschatus, calves *O. moschatus calv#Sittler, Benoît *
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