Irish elk

(redirected from Shelk)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Shelk: Irish elk, whelk

Irish elk:

see elkelk,
name applied to several large members of the deer family. It most properly designates the largest member of the family, Alces alces, found in the northern regions of Eurasia and North America. In North America this animal is called moose.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Irish Elk

 

(Megaceros giganteus), an extinct mammal of the deer family. In appearance it is similar to the fallow deer. The Irish elk existed in the Pleistocene and the early Holocene. It was distinguished by a large size and enormous antlers (up to 4 m in span), which broadened at the top in the shape of a paddle with several large prongs. The structure of the teeth, limbs, and antlers indicates that the Irish elk inhabited wet meadows. It was found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. An especially large number of skeletons have been found in the peat bogs of Ireland. In the USSR, most of the remains of the Irish elk are found in human encampments from the early Carboniferous in the middle and southern latitudes, including the Crimea and the Northern Caucasus. Whole skeletons have been found in the territories of Riazan’ and Sverdlovsk oblasts.

REFERENCE

Osnovy paleontologii: Mlekopitaiushchie. Moscow, 1962.

B. A. TROFIMOV

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The CMS workers' compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) review process is broken, and this legislation seeks to fix the costly delays and problems within the system," Shelk said.
Today Kerr is lobbying in Washington to get those same people back in the woods for forest-restoration work, and he's sitting across the table from Shelk to develop a new consensus that helps both forests and people.
3 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes, Shelk stated, adding that 41 percent of teenage motor vehicle deaths occurred between 9:00 p.
Echoing Shelk was Andy Kerr, the former conservation director for the Oregon Natural Resources Council, now Oregon Wild, whose efforts to halt old growth logging prompted angry loggers to hang him in effigy at protests.
The federal courts are where these suits belong, and that's why the founding fathers established a system of minimal diversity in the federal court system for cases like these that cross state boundaries, said Melissa Shelk, vice president.
Now the industry is hoping to convey the same message to Congress in a report due March 1, said Melissa Shelk, vice president of federal affairs for the American Insurance Association.
Melissa Shelk, AIA vice president of federal affairs, says, "AIA has been a leader on this issue and continues to advocate for passage of HR 5284.
The federal courts are where these suits belong, and that's why the founding fathers established a system of minimal diversity to create jurisdiction in the federal court system for cases like these that cross state boundaries,' said Melissa Shelk, vice president for federal affairs for the American Insurance Association.
In many class actions, the actual damages by each plaintiff may not reach the $75,000 threshold, therefore making it impossible to move to the federal court," Shelk said.
But when the company finally had to eliminate one shift last year, company president John Shelk didn't waste time mourning the end of an era.
Melissa Shelk, vice president of federal affairs for the American Insurance Association, says, "AIA is pleased with the CBO score of HR 1063 and that it recognizes that Medicare's receiving conditional payment reimbursements more quickly will reduce program costs.