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Capreolus capreolus 2 Jojo.jpg
A male and a female European roe deer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Capreolus
Gray, 1821

Capreolus is a genus of deer with at least two extant species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Capreolus (js)11.jpg Capreolus capreolus European roe deer Scotland south to the Mediterranean and east to Iran and the Caucasus. Introduced to Ireland, Australia, and Pohnpei.
Paozikun530.jpg Capreolus pygargus Siberian roe deer Urals south to the Caucasus and east to Manchuria. Briefly nautralized in England, but extirpated by 1945.