Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Cervidae > Praemegaceros


Synonyms: Notomegaceros; Praerangifer; Psecupsoceros

Wikipedia Abstract

Praemegaceros is an extinct genus of deer. It also contains the subgenera Orthogonoceros and Nesoleipoceros. It has sometimes been synonymised with Megaloceros, however they have been found to have been genetically distinct. P. cazioti survived into the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene, in isolation in Sardinia until human colonisation in 5500 BCE.
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0