Central European red deer

The Central European red deer or Common red deer (Cervus elaphus hippelaphus) is a subspecies of red deer native to central Europe. The deer's habitat ranges from France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Denmark to the western Carpathians.

Central European red deer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. elaphus
Subspecies: C. e. hippelaphus
Trinomial name
Cervus elaphus hippelaphus


Found throughout most of Europe, the deer is light-colored, with a light-colored rump patch bordering with black. The smaller Spanish red deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) is greyer, while the Norwegian red deer (Cervus elaphus atlanticus) is smaller and paler.

External links

Central European red deer at the Encyclopedia of Life

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