Candiacervus major (Capasso Barbato & Petronio, 1986)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cervus major

 

This may be an invalid species. The type specimens represent an individual suffering from pituitary gigantism, which has resulted in abnormal osteological proportions (Palombo & Zedda, 2021).

 

Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Crete

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Capasso Barbato, L. and Petronio, C. (1986). Cervus major n. sp. of Bate Cave (Rethymnon, Crete). Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Memorie, classe di Scienze fisischi, matematische e naturali (Serie 8, 2a), 18: 59-100.

 

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.

Palombo, Maria Rita and Zedda, Marco. (Accepted, 2021). The intriguing giant deer from the Bate cave (Crete): could palaeohistological evidence question its taxonomy and nomenclature? Integrative Zoology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12533

 

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