Taxon profile


Cervus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Cervidae - deer and moose »  tribus Cervini

Scientific synonyms

Euraxis Di Stefano & Petronio, 1998
Przewalskium Flerov, 1930
Pseudodama Azzaroli, 1992
Strongyloceros Owen, 1846

Type taxon:Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758

Included taxa

Number of records: 13

species Cervus albirostris Przewalski, 1883 - White-lipped Deer

Cervus albirostris

species Cervus canadensis Erxleben, 1777 - Wapiti

Cervus canadensis

species Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758 - Red Deer

Cervus elaphus

species Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838 - Sika Deer

Cervus nippon

species Cervus wallichii (Cuvier, 1823) - Shou Cervus

Cervus wallichii

species Cervus xanthopygus Milne-Edwards, 1867 - Manchurian Wapiti

Cervus xanthopygus

species Cervus yarkandensis Blanford, 1892 - Yarkand Deer

Fossil taxa

species Cervus abesalomi Kahlke, 2001
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene
species Cervus acoronatus Beninde, 1937
species Cervus aretinus Azzaroli, 1961
Quaternary: Upper Pleistocene
species Cervus kazusensis Matsumoto, 1926
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – Upper Pleistocene
species Cervus nestii (Azzaroli, 1947)
species Cervus tyrrhenicus Azzaroli, 1961
Quaternary: Upper Pleistocene – Holocene

Links and literature

AZZAROLI, A. 1992. The cervid genus Pseudodama n.g. in the Villafranchian of Tuscany. Palaeontographia Italica. 79: 1-41 [as Pseudodama]
Flerov, C. (1930). The white muzzle deer (Cervus albirostris Przwe.) as the representative of a new genus Przewalskium. Computes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de l’URSS, 1930, 115-120. [as Przewalskium]
Owen, R. (1846). A history of British fossil mammals, and birds. Joh. van Voorst, London, 560 p. [as Strongyloceros]
Stefano, G. D., & Petronio, C. (1998). Origin of and relationships among the Dama-like cervids in Europe.(With 13 figures and 1 table). Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie-Abhandlungen, 207(1), 37-56. [as Euraxis]
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1280855]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Cervus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [0e265f1e-7fbb-4023-bdd3-3f42c561cd97]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cervus Linneaus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015

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