Cervus elaphus merriami Nelson, 1902

Merriam's elk



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cervus canadensis merriami Nelson, 1902


Conservation Status


Last record: 1906 (Goodwin & Goodwin, 1973)



North America


Biology & Ecology




Only known from four specimens.






Anderson, Sydney and Barlow, Richard. (1978). Taxonomic Status of Cervus elaphus merriami (Cervidae). [i]The Southwestern Naturalist[/i] [b]23(1)[/b]: 63-70. [Abstract]

Bryant, L. D. and Maser, C. (1982). Classification and distribution, pp. 1-59. In: Thomas, J. W. and Toweill, D. E. (eds.). Elk of North America. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Lydekker, Richard. (1915). Catalogue of the Ungulate Mammals in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. IV. Artiodactyla. London: British Museum. [p. 132]

Van Devender, T. R., P. S. Martin, A. M. Phillips III, and W. G. Spaulding. 1977. Late Pleistocene biotic communities in the Guadalupe Mountains, Culberson County, Texas. Pp. 107-113, in Transactions of the symposium on the biological resources of the Chihuahuan Desert region, United States and Mexico (R. H. Wauer and D. H. Riskind, eds.). National Park Service Proceedings and Transactions Series 3:1-658. [the reported dung may belong to this taxon]


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