Megaceros hibernicus

Megaceros hibernicus Name: Megaceros hibernicus   

Locality: United Kingdom  

Age: Quaternary, holocene  

Showcase: Artiodactyle showcase  

Skull and painting of the Irish Giant Deer Megaceros hibernicus. This animal was up to 2,5 meters long, 1,5 meters tall at the shoulders, and span 3,6 meters between the edges of the horn, which could weigh as much as 40 kilograms. Only the males had horns, which they shed once a year. They lived in open fields and became extinct after the last ice-age.  

Other artiodactyles in the exhibition   
  


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Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00