Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the suborder Ruminantia — the deer etc..

Etymologies

Cervus +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Moose and the Elk (Wapiti) along with other modern deer species are members of the family Cervidae.

    Del, mentioned earlier that he would like to go back in time and hunt the extinct Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus).

  • Reindeer are the only members of the deer family (Cervidae) in which this phenomenon occurs.

    Maggie Van Ostrand: Is Rudolph a Cross-Dresser?

  • Family Species Suidae Sus verrucosus Cervidae Axis kuhlii** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Eastern Java-Bali rain forests

  • A new species of muntjac Muntiacus putaoensis (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) from northern Myanmar.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • A* (Sibuyan only) Suidae Sus cebifrons* Cervidae Cervus alfredi* An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion

    Greater Negros-Panay rain forests

  • His edited volume "The Biology and Management of the Cervidae" was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press.

    Chapter 11

  • At the same time each species of the _Cervidae_ has its special characters in the antlers, in shape and branching, and it would be impossible to attribute these to differences in mode of fighting: they are due to mutation.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • In my own volume on _Sexual Dimorphism in the Animal Kingdom_, published in 1900, I attempted to explain the limitation of secondary sexual characters not only to one sex, but usually to one period of the individual life, namely, that of sexual maturity; and in some cases, as in male Cervidae, to one season of the year in which alone the sexual organs are active.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • Milk glands, then, are somatic sex-characters common to a whole class, instead of being restricted to a family like the antlers in Cervidae.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • There are in the New World some other very interesting animals of this group, such as the musk-ox (_Ovibos_), and the prong-horned antelope (_Antilocapra_), which last so far resembles the Cervidae that the horns, which are bifurcate, are also annually shed.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

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