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SPECIES Capreolus capreolus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 68.
Common Name:European Roe
Type Locality:"Habitat in Europa, Asia"; identified as Sweden by Thomas (1911a:151).
Distribution:Europe (excluding Corsica, Ireland, Sardinia, and Sicily) to W Russia and Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus region, NW Syria, N Iraq, N Iran; extinct in Lebanon and Israel; Protoneolithic record from Jordan (Jericho).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Sempéré et al. (1996, Mammalian Species, 538) and by Lister et al. (1998) whose identification of caucasicus as correct name for large-sized subspecies north of Caucasus Mtns is provisional. Treatment of italicus as a valid subspecies follows Lorenzini et al. (2002).
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SUBSPECIES capreolus


SUBSPECIES caucasicus



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