Bretzia nebrascensis

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Bretzia nebrascensis
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene - Holocene
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Bretzia
B. nebrascensis
Binomial name
Bretzia nebrascensis
Gunnell & Foral, 1994[1]

Bretzia nebrascensis was an extinct species of deer that lived in North America (Nebraska, South Dakota) during the Pleistocene and Early Holocene, as recently as 10,000 BP.

The antlers of B. nebrascensis were noticeably different from those of its earlier relative, Bretzia pseudalces, primarily in the height of antler beams from burr to brow tines, and the absence of a beaded burr.[2]


  1. ^ "Bretzia nebrascensis". Fossilworks.
  2. ^ Gunnell, Gregg F.; Foral, Alan (1994). "New Species of Bretzia (Cervidae; Artiodactyla) from the Latest Pleistocene or Earliest Holocene of Nebraska and South Dakota". Journal of Mammalogy. 75 (2): 378–381. doi:10.2307/1382556. ISSN 0022-2372. JSTOR 1382556.