Friday, December 24, 2004

Irish Elk

Genus (Megaloceros) of extinct giant elk commonly found as fossils in Pleistocene deposits in Europe and Asia (the Pleistocene Epoch began 1,600,000 years ago and ended about 10,000 years ago). The Irish elk, about the size of the modern moose, had the largest antlers of any form of deer known - in some specimens, 4 m (about 13 feet) across. The antlers differed from those of the modern elk; the main

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