Cervus canadensis wallichii (Cuvier, 1823)

Tibetan red deer, shou



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cervus elaphus wallichii Cuvier, 1823; Cervus wallichii wallichii (Cuvier, 1823); Cervus canadensis affinis (Hodgson, 1841)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1988



Bhutan & Tibet









A photo of a specimen at London Zoo by Frederick William Bond can be seen here:,-also-known-as-the-Shou,-Central-Asian-or-Tibetan-Red-Deer,-in-London-Zoo,-December-1917-.html



George B. Schaller, Wulin Liua and Xiaoming Wang. (1996). Status of Tibet red deer. Oryx 30(4): 269-274.

Lydekker, Richard. (1915). Catalogue of the Ungulate Mammals in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. IV. Artiodactyla. London: British Museum. [p. 142]

Talukdar, N.R., Choudhury, P., Barbhuiya, R. A., Ahmad, F., Daolagupu, D. and Baishya, J. B. (2021). Mammals of northeastern India: an updated checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(4): 18059-18098.


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