Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 (red deer)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Cervidae

Synonym: Cervus merriami Nelson 1902

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Cervus according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

See also Alroy 2002, Alroy 2010, Ayer 1936, Boule and De Villeneuve 1927, Churchur and Peterson 1982, Eshelman et al. 2018, Gentry 2010, Gruwier et al. 2015, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Ludt et al. 2006 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Cervus (Cervequus), Cervus (Cervus), Cervus (Furcifer), Cervus (Leptocervus), Cervus (Metacervocerus), Cervus (Panolia), Cervus aguangae, Cervus albirostris, Cervus alfredi, Cervus anocerus, Cervus bertholdi, Cervus brevitrabalis, Cervus canadensis, Cervus cornaliai, Cervus costrizensis, Cervus curtocerus, Cervus dicranocerus, Cervus duvaucelii, Cervus eldii, Cervus feae, Cervus fortis, Cervus fortisi, Cervus gouazoubira, Cervus latus, Cervus lucasi, Cervus lydekkeri, Cervus mariannus, Cervus mediterraneus, Cervus nanus, Cervus nippon, Cervus obscurus, Cervus partschii, Cervus porcinus, Cervus pyrenaicus, Cervus ruscinensis, Cervus schomburgki, Cervus sedgwickii, Cervus timorensis, Cervus trigonocerus, Cervus unicolor, Rusa equina, Elaphurus davidianus

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1), Canada (1: Yukon), France (7), Germany (13), Greece (13), Hungary (3), Israel (2), Italy (8), Monaco (6), the Netherlands (4), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (10), the United Kingdom (10), United States (19: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia), Uzbekistan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Azerbaijan (1), the Russian Federation (2), Turkmenistan (1)

Total: 107 collections including 108 occurrences

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