Taxon profile


European Roe Deer
Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Cervidae - deer and moose »  genus Capreolus - Roe Deer

Scientific synonyms

Cervus capreolus Linnaeus, 1758 o

Other names

= Western Roe Deer

Type taxon of:Capreolus Gray, 1821 (Cervus capreolus Linnaeus, 1758)
Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Echinococcus granulosus (Batsch, 1786) - Hydatid Worm, Fascioloides magna (Bassi, 1875), Echinococcus multilocularis Leuckart, 1863

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Capreolus capreolus armenius Blackler, 1916 - Armenian Roe Deer
subspecies Capreolus capreolus canus Miller, 1910 - Iberian Roe Deer

Capreolus capreolus canus - Iberian Roe Deer

subspecies Capreolus capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Capreolus capreolus capreolus

subspecies Capreolus capreolus caucasicus Dinnik, 1910 - Caucasian Roe Deer
subspecies Capreolus capreolus italicus Festa, 1925 - Italian Roe Deer

Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Capreolus_capreolus]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Capreolus capreolus L.]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305258]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [42395]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Capreolus capreolus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [216:reh]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ Pluháček J., Hrabina P. & Robovský J. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 2 – jelenovití (Cervidae), kabarovití (Moschidae) a kančilovití (Tragulidae), Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 42: 281–296 [as Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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