Cervinae

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

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 following species are recognised in extant genera:[1][2][3][4][5]

Extinct genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randi, E.; Mucci, N.; et al. (February 2001). "A mitochondrial DNA control region phylogeny of the Cervinae: speciation in Cervus and implications for conservation". Animal Conservation. 4 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1017/S1367943001001019.
  2. ^ Pitraa, C.; Fickel, J.; et al. (December 2004). "Evolution and phylogeny of old world deer". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33 (3): 880–895. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.07.013.
  3. ^ Alvarez D. (2007)[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Duarte, J.M.B.; González, S.; Maldonado, J.E. (October 2008). "The surprising evolutionary history of South American deer". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49 (1): 17–22. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.07.009.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2013-01-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)