Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Cervinae — the deers.

Etymologies

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Latin cervus ("deer")

Examples

  • Other species include muntjac Muntiacus muntjak, lesser mouse deer Tragulus javanicus, rusa deer Cervus timorensis and wild boar Sus scrofa.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • Japanese Serow (Source: Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan) 14 of the 16 medium to large mammals of the Tohoku region of northern Honshu exist in the area, except for two species (Sus scrofa and Cervus nippon) restricted by the heavy snowfalls.

    Shirakami-sanchi (Shirakami mountains), Japan

  • There are two non-native introductions or escapees, Rocky Mountain elk Cervus elaphus and Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Although arctic examples are rare, it can be a threat where two species lose their distinctive identities, as is happening with the introduction of Sika deer (Cervus nippon) into areas where red deer (C. elaphus) naturally occur.

    Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • Spotted deer Cervus axis, estimates of which vary between 52,600 and 80,000, and wild boar Sus scrofa, estimated at 20,000, are the principal prey of the tiger, which also has a notorious reputation for man-eating.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • There are seven species of ungulates native to the Park: elk Cervus elaphus, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, bison Bison bison, moose Alces alces shirasi, bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis, pronghorn deer Antilocapra americana, a population recently halved in number 'and white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus.

    Yellowstone National Park, United States

  • The forests have numerous sable Martez zibellina and red deer Cervus elaphus sibiricus.

    Golden Mountains of Altai, Russian Federation

  • Jackals Canis aureus, muskrats Ondatia zibethica, and racoon dogs Nyctereutes procyonoides have invaded the area, preying on the birds when they can, and wild boar Sus scrofa, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, red deer Cervus elaphus and hares Lepis sp. are still hunted nearby.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • Bison Bison bison and elk or wapiti Cervus elaphus were extirpated by the early 1800's.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States

  • There are large populations of red deer Cervus elaphus, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, and wild boar Sus scrofa, and about 300 elk Alces alces, introduced in 1864.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

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