Central European red deer

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Central European red deer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. elaphus
Subspecies: C. e. hippelaphus
Trinomial name
Cervus elaphus hippelaphus

The Central European red deer or Common red deer (Cervus elaphus hippelaphus) is a subspecies of red deer native to central Europe. The deer's habitat ranges from France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Denmark to the western Carpathians.


This deer is the same as the West European red deer. It is light-colored, with a light-colored rump patch bordering with black. The smaller Spanish red deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) is more gray, while the Norwegian red deer (Cervus elaphus atlanticus) is smaller in size and paler in color.

External links[edit]

Central European red deer at the Encyclopedia of Life