Candiacervus dorothensis (Capasso Barbato, 1990)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Megaceros ropalophorus Capasso Barbato, 1990 (original combination); Cervus dorothensis (Capasso Barbato, 1990); ?Pseudodama dorothensis (Capasso Barbato, 1990)


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Crete, Greece


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Capasso Barbato, Lucia. (1990). Les cervidés endémiques de Crète. Quaternaire  1(3-4): 265-270.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Besiou, Eva, Choupa, Maria Nefeli, Lyras, George, and van der Geer, Alexandra. (2022). Body mass divergence in sympatric deer species of Pleistocene Crete (Greece). Palaeontologia Electronica 25(2): a23.

de Vos J (1996) Taxonomy, ancestry and speciation of the endemic Pleistocene deer of Crete compared with the taxonomy, ancestry and speciation of Darwin’s Finches. In: Reese DS (ed.) Pleistocene and Holocene Fauna of Crete and Its First Settlers , Monographs in World Archaeology 28: 111–124.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). In the shadow of the megafauna: prehistoric mammal and bird extinctions across the Holocene, pp. 17-39. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. New York: Oxford University Press.


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