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Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 (red deer)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45017

Synonyms: Cervus canadensis Erxleben 1777 (no. 45016), Cervus merriami Nelson 1902 (no. 161402)

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 O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Cervus aguangae, Cervus albirostris, Cervus alfredi, Cervus anocerus, Cervus axis, Cervus bertholdi, Cervus brevitrabalis, Cervus cornaliai, Cervus curtocerus, Cervus dawkinsi, Cervus dichotomus, Cervus dicranocerus, Cervus duvaucelii, Cervus eldi, Cervus feae, Cervus fortis, Cervus fortisi, Cervus gouazoubira, Cervus intermedius, Cervus lucasi, Cervus minor, Cervus nanus, Cervus nippon, Cervus partschii, Cervus patachonicus, Cervus porcinus, Cervus pyrenaicus, Cervus ruscinensis, Cervus schomburgki, Cervus timorensis, Cervus trigonocerus, Cervus unicolor, Rusa equina, Elaphurus davidianus

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Average measurements (in mm): m1 22.5 x 16.2