Deer of Great Britain

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There are six species of deer living wild in Great Britain today, namely red deer, roe deer, Fallow Deer, sika deer, Reeves's Muntjac, and the Chinese water deer.[1] Of those, Red and Roe are native and have lived in the isles throughout the Holocene, Fallow has been reintroduced twice, by the Romans and the Normans, after it died out during the last ice age, and the other three are escaped or released alien species.

Native deer species[edit]

Introduced species[edit]

Extinct species[edit]

Taxonomy[edit]

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Mammalia

Subclass: Eutheria

Order: Artiodactyla

Suborder: Pecora

Family: Cervidae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Deer Initiative — Species