New Latin, from Ancient Greek τάρανδος (tarandos, “reindeer”). See Latintarandrus (“reindeer”)
Later writers add nothing to our knowledge, and are chiefly interested in the tarandus, an animal which dwelt in the woods of the Budini and seems to have been the reindeer (Aristotle ap. Aelian, Hist.
The wild Scandinavian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) may be regarded as the typical form of the species.
tarandus arcticus, which is a small animal with immense antlers characterized by the length of the beam, and the consequent wide separation of the terminal palmation from the brow-tine; and the other by the woodland-caribou (R.