Cervinae

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Cervinae
Temporal range: Late Miocene to recent
Elaphurus davidianus 001.jpg
Père David's Deer (Elaphurus davidianus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Goldfuss, 1820
Genera

Elaphodus
Muntiacus
Dama
Axis
Rucervus
Elaphurus
Panolia
Hyelaphus
Rusa
Cervus
Megaloceros
Praemegaceros
Eucladoceros

The Cervinae or the Old World deer (denoting their place of origin, not their current distribution), are a subfamily of deer. Alternatively, they are known as the plesiometacarpal deer, due to their ankle structure being different from the telemetacarpal deer of the Capreolinae.

Classification and species[edit]

The list is based on the studies of Randi, Mucci, Claro-Hergueta, Bonnet and Douzery (2001); Pitraa, Fickela, Meijaard, Groves (2004); Ludt, Schroeder, Rottmann and Kuehn (2004); Hernandez-Fernandez and Vrba (2005); Groves (2006); Ruiz-Garcia, M., Randi, E., Martinez-Aguero, M. and Alvarez D. (2007); Duarte, J.M.B., Gonzalez, S. and Maldonado, J.E. (2008); Groves and Grubb (2011)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  2. ^ a b Pitraa, Fickela; Meijaard, Groves (2004`). "Evolution and phylogeny of old world deer" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33: 880–895. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.07.013. PMID 15522810. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-12. Check date values in: |year= (help)