Central European red deer

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

Description[edit]

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