The Pliocene deer of the Red Crag Nodule Bed (UK)
Deinsea , Volume 7 - Issue 1 p. 215- 222
Deer remains from the Pliocene Red Crag Nodule Bed comprise a series of antler bases and teeth. The antlers were given the name C e rvus suttonensis by Dawkins (1878). On the basis of re-examination and biometric study of the teeth and antlers, it is suggested that Dawkins’s species may be a composite of the cervid taxa Cervus perrieri CROIZET & JOBERT 1828 and Cervus pardinensis CROIZET & JOBERT 1828; and that the species Procapreolus cusanus (CROIZET & JOBERT 1828) may also be present in the assemblage. This suggests a broad correlation to the Etouaires fauna (Early Villafranchian) of France.