If your browser does not accept cookies, you cannot view this site.There are many reasons why a cookie could not be set correctly.Many extinct species have been identified only from incomplete fragments of some of their bones.
Certain aspects of the natural history common to all deer (e.g.
antler growth and formation, collisions with vehicles, chronic wasting disease) have been split from the individual overviews and placed into their own Q/A – this is partly to avoid repetition but also to allow more detailed coverage of the topics.
A summary of the more general aspects of the biology, ecology and behaviour of Britain’s deer species can be found elsewhere on this site.
Taxonomy: Deer classification is a contentious subject, with disagreement over where the animals sit in relation to other mammals (namely whether or not they should be grouped with the whales and dolphins) as well as how many species and/or subspecies should be formally recognised.
Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates.
Lions are apex and keystone predators, although they are also expert scavengers obtaining over 50 percent of their food by scavenging as opportunity allows.The Cervidae holds two subfamilies: the Old World deer of the Cervinae and the New World deer of the Capreolinae.Within the Cervinae sit two tribes: the Cervini (“true deer”) and the Muntiancini (muntjacs). were widespread across Eurasia during the Pleistocene.Phylogenetic reconstructions using morphological traits have grouped them with Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), and many paleontologists place Palaeoloxodon within Elephas.Our results demonstrate that the current picture of elephant evolution is in need of substantial revision.