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A very large extinct deer of the Pleistocene epoch, in particular the Irish elk.
- ‘The Irish Elk, Megaloceros, died about 11,000 years ago when glaciers covered much of Europe, its home land.’
- ‘Some Pleistocene cervids had spectacular antlers; these include the ‘Irish elk’ Megaloceros, which was not an elk and was not restricted to Ireland.’
- ‘The Irish Elk, Megaloceros, is misnamed, for it is neither exclusively Irish nor is it an elk.’
- ‘The giant deer (Megaloceros giganteus) roamed Europe and Central Asia alongside humans until its extinction some 8,000 years ago.’
- ‘The Irish elk is also known as the giant deer (Megaloceros giganteus).’
Modern Latin, from Greek megas, megalo- great + keras horn.
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