Candiacervus reumeri van der Geer, 2018

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Candiacervus IIc; Candiacervus sp. IIc

 

"Size 1 is represented by the species C. ropalophorus, and size 2 by the species C. devosi, C. listeri and C. reumeri, each with a distinct antler, skull and tooth morphology. The three species of size 2 together are often referred to as Candiacervus sp. II in the literature. This informal species nomenclature was used in de Vos (1979) and subsequent literature to refer to the three size 2 species combined, which were initially named sp. IIa, IIb and IIc (now respectively C. listeri, C. devosi and C. reumeri). Diagnostic features are limited to the skull, antlers and teeth, while the postcranial material cannot be classified other than to size class, and hence the need for a group name."

(Miszkiewicz & Van Der Geer, 2022)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Crete, Greece

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

van der Geer, Alexandra A. E. (2018). Uniformity in variety: Antler morphology and evolution in a predator-free environment. Palaeontologia Electronica 21.1.9A: 1-31.

 

Other references:

Kolb C, Scheyer TM, Lister AM, Azorit C, De Vos J, Schlingemann MAJ, Rössner GE, Monaghan NT, Sánchez-Villagra MR. (2015). Growth in fossil and extant deer and implications for body size and life history evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 1-15.

Miszkiewicz, Justyna J. and Van Der Geer, Alexandra A. E. (2022). Inferring longevity from advanced rib remodelling in insular dwarf deer. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 136(1): 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blac018

de Vos, J. (1984). The Endemic Pleistocene Deer of Crete. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company.

 

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