Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Cervidae > Genus: Dama > Species: Dama dama

Fallow deer - Dama dama (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 2646

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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alageyik Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Daamhirv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dådyr Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dádýr Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dåhjort Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Daim européen French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Daino Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dambriedis Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Damhert Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Damhirsch German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Damhirsch Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Damjak Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dámszarvas Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Daniel Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Daniel škvrnitý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Danielius Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dovhjort Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dreri lobator Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fallow deer English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gamo Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gamo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jelen lopatar Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kabehirv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuusipeura Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Cervus dama Linnaeus, 1758
Cervus platyceros Cuvier, 1798
Cervus mauricus Cuvier, 1816
Cervus leucaethiops Fischer, 1829
Cervus maura Fischer, 1829
Dama vulgaris Gray, 1843
Platyceros plinii Zimmermann, 1780

Other resources

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

External data

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