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
C. e. hippelaphus
Trinomial name
Cervus elaphus hippelaphus
Erxleben, 1777

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.


Found throughout most of Europe, the deer is light-colored, with a light-colored rump patch bordering with black. The smaller Spanish red deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) is greyer, while the Norwegian red deer (Cervus elaphus atlanticus) is smaller and paler.

External links[edit]

"Central European red deer" at the Encyclopedia of Life