Cervus astylodon (Matsumoto, 1926)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Metacervulus astylodon (Matsumoto, 1926)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Japan

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Matsumoto, H. (1926). On some new fossil Cervicorns from Kazusa and Liukiu. Sci. Rep. Tohoku Imp. Univ, Ser.2 (Geol.), Vol. X, 2: 21-23.

 

Other references:

Kubo, Mugino Ozaki and Fujita, Masaki. (2021). Diets of Pleistocene insular dwarf deer revealed by dental microwear texture analysis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 562: 110098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110098

Kubo, Mugino Ozaki, Yamada, Eisuke, Fujita, Masaki and Oshiro, Ituro. (In Press, 2015). Paleoecological reconstruction of Late Pleistocene deer from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan: Combined evidence of mesowear and stable isotope analyses. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.06.001 [Abstract]

Matsumoto, Yukihide and Otsuka, Hiroyuki. (2000). Morphotypes of Fossil Deer (Cervus astylodon) and its Miniaturization Process in the Ryulryu Islands. Tropics 10(1): 155-164.

Otsuka, H. (1990). Fossil deer from Tokunoshima, Ryukyu Islands, southwest Japan. Memoirs of the National science Musewn no.23 185-195. (in Japanese with English summary)

Otsuka, H. and Hasegawa, Y. (1973). Fossil deer from Ishigaki Island (Studies ofthe palaeovertebrates fauna of Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Part ll.) Memoirs of the National Science Museum no. 6: 53-58. (in Japanese with English summary)

Otsuka, H., Horiguchi, T. & Nakagawa, H., 1980b. On the fossil deer discovered from Tokunoshima. Ryukyu Islands. Geol. Studies Ryulcyu Islands 5:49-54. (in Japanese with English abstract)

Otsuka H, Nakamura T, Ota T (2008) 14C ages of vertebrate fossil beds in the Ryukyu Islands, south Japan. Summaries Researches Using AMS Nagoya Univ 19:135-153, in Japanese with English abstract.

Tokunaga, S., and Takai, F., 1939, A study of Metacervulus astylodon (Matsumoto) from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan: Transactions of the Biogeographical Society of Japan, v. 3, p. 221-248.

Tomida, Yukimitsu and Otsuka, Hiroyuki. (1993). First Discovery of Fossil Amami Rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi) from Tokunoshima, Southwestern Japan. Bull. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. C 19(2): 73-79.

Van Der Geer A, Lyras G, De Vos J, Dermitzakis M. (2010). Evolution of Island mammals: adaptation and extinction of placetal mammals on islands.Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

 

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