Paraceros fragilis (Ameghino, 1888)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cariacus fragilis (Ameghino, 1888); Cervus fragilis Ameghino, 1888; Mazama fragilis (Ameghino, 1888); Morenelaphus fragilis (Ameghino, 1888)


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



South America


Biology & Ecology










R. Lydekker. 1894. Contributions to a knowledge of the Fossil Vertebrates of Argentina. III - A study of extinct argentine ungulates. Anales del Museo de La Plata. Paleontología Argentina 2(3):1-86.

Merino M.L., Rossi R.V. 2010 Origin, systematics, and morphological radiation. In Neotropical cervidology: Biology and Medicine of Latin American Deer (eds. Duarte M.B., González S.V.), pp. 2-11. Jaboticabal, Brazil and Gland, Switzerland.

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12), 3403-3403.

Ubilla M., Perea D., Goso Aguilar C., Lorenzo N. 2004 Late Pleistocene vertebrates from northern Uruguay: tools for biostratigraphic, climatic and environmental reconstruction. Quaternary International 114(1), 129-142.


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