isopeura

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isopeura

  1. A red deer, Cervus elaphus.

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Isopeura is a new term suggested by a committee in 2007 to replace the established term saksanhirvi. The change is justified by the fact that Cervus elaphus is genetically closer to reindeer (peura) than to moose (hirvi).