Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Cervus > Species: Cervus elaphus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Cervus elaphus corsicanus Erxleben, 1777
Cervus elaphus bactrianus Lydekker, 1900

Red deer - Cervus elaphus 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 2645

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
Cerb-nobil Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cerf élaphe French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cervo nobile Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ciervo rojo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dreri Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Edelhert Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gímszarvas Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hirsch Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hjort Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jelen Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jelen lesní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Krondyr Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kronhjort Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Krónhjörtur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Navadni jelen Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Punahirv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Red deer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rothirsch German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Saksanhirvi Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Staltbriedis Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Taurusis elnias Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ulugeyik Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veado Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Cervus vulgaris Botezat, 1903
Cervus albicus Matschie, 1907

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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