When approaching the topic of language contact on the Taimyr Peninsula, the evolving picture is rather surprising.
(4) Second, the fact that the Taimyr Peninsula has been a melting pot where speakers whose languages belong to three different indigenous language families have been mixing has been a challenge for interdisciplinary scholarship.
(25) Although the Taimyr Peninsula has been an area of bi- and multilingualism since the 17th century, the lack of suitable (historical) sociolinguistic data imposes severe restrictions.
Sites along the shoreline of the Arctic Ocean were selected for the first reintroduction that occurred in 1974 when 10 animals were delivered from Canada (Banks Island) to the eastern part of the Taimyr Peninsula. It was successful and eventually muskoxen spread north, east, and south (Putorana Plato) of the Taimyr Peninsula.
Muskoxen from the Taimyr Peninsula adapted well to relocation sites in central Siberia, and those from Vrangel Island established viable herds in eastern Russia.
Location Region Year Number East Taimyr peninsula Krasnoyarsk 1974, 1975 30 Wrangel island Chukotka 1975 20 Bulun Yakutia 1996 24 Anabar Yakutia 1997, 2000 41 Begichev island Yakutia 2001, 2002 25 Allaikhov Yakutai 2000 11 Taas-Yrach Yakutai 2001-2003 18 Tamma Yakutai 2002, 2003 22 Polar Ural Yamal 1997, 1998, 63 2001, 2003 Kolima Magadan 2004 22 Total 284 Location 1st Breeding 2008 Population East Taimyr peninsula 1975 6500 Wrangel island 1977 -800 Bulun 1999 >300 Anabar 2000 >150 Begichev island 2003 >50 Allaikhov 2004 64 Taas-Yrach 2004 12 Tamma 2004 0 Polar Ural 1999 108 Kolima None 20 Total >8000 Table 2.
The enigmatic spider family Lagonomegopidae was first described by Eskov & Wunderlich (1995) from two specimens in Upper Cretaceous Siberian amber from the Taimyr Peninsula
, and placed in the superfamily Palpimanoidea based on the presence of peg teeth, the absence of teeth on the cheliceral promargin, the trichobothrial pattern and the spineless legs.
The northernmost woolly mammoth remains in the world are from October Revolution Island (79.30[degrees] N, 98.00[degrees]E), north of the Taimyr Peninsula
. Siberia (Kuzmin et al., 2003).
bernicla and king eiders Somateria spectabilis on the northeastern Taimyr Peninsula, especially in relation to snowy owl Nyctea scandiaca nests.
The breeding productivity of dark-bellied brent geese and curlew sandpipers in relation to changes in the numbers of arctic foxes and lemmings on the Taimyr Peninsula, Siberia.
The station is located within the boundaries of the Great Arctic Reserve on the Taimyr Peninsula.
* The International Arctic Expeditions to the Taimyr Peninsula during 1989-96 to study arctic birds, mainly the ecology of brent geese, were coordinated by the Russian Academy of Sciences.