Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Axis > Species: Axis axis

Axis deer - Axis axis (Erxleben, 1777)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aksis Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Aksis Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Aksishirv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Aksishirvi Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Aksishjort Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Axis deer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Axis indický Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Axishert Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Axishirsch German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Axishjort Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Axishjort Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blettahjörtur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cerf axis French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cervo pomellato Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ciervo manchado Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jelen aksis Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pettyes szarvas Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veado-manchado da Índia Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Cervus axis Erxleben, 1777
Cervus axis maculatus Kerr, 1792
Cervus axis indicus Fischer,, 1829
Cervus nudipalpebra Ogilby, 1831
Cervus axis ceylonensis Fischer, 1829
Axis axis ceylonensis (Fischer, 1829)
Axis major Hodgson, 1842
Axis minor Hodgson, 1842

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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