Red deer

Cervo elafo (Cervus elaphus)
Reconstructive drawing (T. D’Este)

Cervus elaphus

The red deer, also called noble deer, is a species currently living. The adult male can reach one and a half meter high; It has large and branched horns (or antlers) that fall every year to grow in the spring period, usually larger than the old ones. The female is considerably smaller and horn-free.

It lives in wooded areas but not too thick. Some subspecies are present in Italy from about 900-800,000 years ago.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala Espositiva

Inside the showcases located in the exhibition room, some of the more than 2000 fossil remains, found during excavation and representing the identified species, were placed.

Fossil remains of Zelkova crenata, Tree of Judah and Laurel was discovered in the deposit. Fossil remains of Zelkova leaves are exposed.