Megaloceros Brookes 1828 (Irish elk)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Synonyms: Alces (Megaceros) Owen 1844, Megaceros Owen 1844

Parent taxon: Megacerini according to I. Vislobokova 2009

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Allen 1895, Carroll 1988, Gentry 2010, Grubb 2000 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Arvernoceros, Candiacervus, Neomegaloceros, Orchonoceros, Praedama, Praemegaceros, Praesinomegaceros, Sinomegaceros

Subtaxa: Alces (Megaceros) fossilis Megaceros baotouensis Megaloceros algericus Megaloceros giganteus Megaloceros luochuanensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (2 collections), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (8), Greece (2), Hungary (4), Italy (8), the Netherlands (4), Spain (3), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (8)

• Pliocene of Hungary (2)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 45 collections including 52 occurrences

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