The phylogenetic position of the ‘giant deer’ Megaloceros giganteus

@article{Lister2005ThePP,
  title={The phylogenetic position of the ‘giant deer’ Megaloceros giganteus},
  author={Adrian M Lister and Ceridwen J. Edwards and D. A. W. Nock and Michael Bunce and I. A. van Pijlen and Daniel G. Bradley and M. G. Thomas and Ian Barnes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={850-853}
}
The giant deer, or ‘Irish elk’, has featured extensively in debates on adaptation, sexual selection, and extinction. Its huge antlers—the largest of any deer species, living or extinct—formed a focus of much past work. Yet the phylogenetic position of the giant deer has remained an enigma. On the basis of its flattened antlers, the species was previously regarded as closely related to the living fallow deer. Recent morphological studies, however, have challenged that view and placed the giant… 
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