Megaloceros dawkinsi (Newton, 1882)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cervus dawkinsi Newton, 1882 (original combination); Megaceroides dawkinsi (Newton, 1882); Praemegaceros dawkinsi (Newton, 1882)


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Newton, E. T. (1882). The Vertebrata of the Forest Bed Series of Norfolk and Suffolk. Memoirs of the Geological Survey. England and Wales [1882]: 1-143.

Other references:

Azzaroli, A. (1994). Forest Bed elks and giant deer revisited. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 112(1-2): 119-133. [Abstract]

Croitor, Roman. (2006). Taxonomy and systematics of large-sized deer of the genus Praemegaceros Portis, 1920 (Cervidae, Mammalia). In: R. D. Kahlke, L. C. Maul, P. P. A. Mazza (Eds.): Late Neogene and Quaternary biodiversity and evolution: Regional developments and interregional correlations. Volume I. Courrier Forsch.-Institut Senckenberg 256: 91-116.

Croitor, Roman. (2018). Plio-pleistocene deer of western paleartic: Taxonomy, Systematics, Phylogeny. Chişinău: Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. 140 pp.


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