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Cervus Linnaeus 1758 (deer)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Synonyms: Elaphurus Milne-Edwards 1866, Przewalskium Flerov 1930, Rucervus Hodgson 1838, Rusa Smith 1827

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Lars Salvius, Stockholm)

Parent taxon: Cervini according to A. Hassanin and E. J. P. Douzery 2003

Sister taxon: Croizetoceros

Subtaxa: Cervus aguangae, Cervus albirostris, Cervus alfredi, Cervus axis, Cervus brevitrabalis, Cervus cornaliai, Cervus dawkinsi, Cervus dichotomus, Cervus duvaucelii, Cervus elaphus, Cervus eldi, Cervus feae, Cervus fortis, Cervus fortisi, Cervus gouazoubira, Cervus intermedius, Cervus lucasi, Cervus minor, Cervus nippon, Cervus patachonicus, Cervus porcinus, Cervus schomburgki, Cervus timorensis, Cervus unicolor, Elaphurus davidianus, Rusa equina

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Type: Cervus elaphus

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer