Occurrence of palmated Cervus elaphus from Italian late Pleistocene localities

@article{Abbazzi1995OccurrenceOP,
  title={Occurrence of palmated Cervus elaphus from Italian late Pleistocene localities},
  author={Laura Abbazzi and Augusto Azzaroli},
  journal={Rendiconti Lincei},
  year={1995},
  volume={6},
  pages={189-206}
}
The occurrence of a morphotype ofCervus elaphus from the Italian latest Pleistocene localities is discussed. This cervid, which is referred in the literature to the subspeciesCervus elaphus palmidactyloceros De Stefano (1911), is characterized by palmated anders. The occurrence of this morphotype could be related to environmental conditions. The modification of the distal antler may have resulted in changes in the social behavior of the animals, especially with regard to mating ritual and… 

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