Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Capreolus > Species: Capreolus capreolus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Capreolus capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Capreolus capreolus garganta Meunier, 1983 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Roe deer - Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 2644

Distribution

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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.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
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) (All species of Cervidae) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Capriolo Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Chevreuil européen French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Corço Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Corzo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaber Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaprolli Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Karaca Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Metsäkauris Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Metskits Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rådjur Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rådyr Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rádýr Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rådyr Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ree Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Reh German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Réi Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Roe deer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sarna Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Srna Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Srna Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Srnec lesný Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Srnec obecný Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stirna Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stirna Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Cervus capreolus Linnaeus, 1758
Capreolus dorcas Burnett, 1829
Capreolus caprea Gray, 1843
Capreolus europaeus Sundevall, 1844
Capreolus vulgaris Fitzinger, 1860
Capreolus transsylvanicus Matschie, 1907
Capreolus zedlitzi Matschie, 1916
Capreolus coxi Cheesman & Hinton, 1923

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
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