ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
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. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm) 1-823

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

Sister taxon: Croizetoceros

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

View classification

Type: Cervus elaphus

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer