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  1. Megaloceros

    Megaloceros (from Greek: μεγαλος megalos + κερας keras, literally "Great Horn"; see also Lister (1987)) is an extinct genus of deer whose members lived throughout Eurasia from the early Pleistocene to the beginning of the Holocene and were important herbivores during the Ice Ages. The largest species, Megaloceros giganteus, vernacularly known as the "Irish elk" or "giant elk", is also the best known. Fallow deer are thought to be their closest living relatives. Megaloceros is part of the deer family which includes moose, elk, reindeer, and other cervids.

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  1. Megaloceros

    The deer of the extinct genus Megaloceros -; see also Lister - were found throughout Eurasia from the late Pliocene to the Late Pleistocene, and were important herbivores during the Ice Ages. The largest species, Megaloceros giganteus, vernacularly known as the "Irish Elk" or "Giant elk", is also the best known. Most members of the genus were extremely large animals that favoured meadows or open woodlands, with most species averaging slightly below 2 metres at the withers. Many of the Mediterranean species, on the other hand, were textbook examples of insular dwarfism, such as the Sardinian M. cazioti, which was barely 1 metre tall. The various species of the Cretan genus Candiacervus - the smallest of which, C. rhopalophorus was just 65 cm high at the shoulder - are sometimes included in Megaloceros as a subgenus. As the name "Irish Elk" implies, the larger species were somewhat similar in general habitus to the European Elk and the American Elk. However, this has by now been shown to be a consequence of their increased size. The actual relationships are with the fallow deer genus Dama, and the genus was part of a Late Neogene Eurasian radiation of fallow deer relatives of which today only 2 taxa remain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of megaloceros in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of megaloceros in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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