Central Asian red deer

deer species

The central Asian red deer or Tarim red deer (Cervus hanglu) is an elk that lives in Central Asia.

Central Asian red deer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Cervus
C. hanglu
Binomial name
Cervus hanglu

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the central Asian red deer is a "least concern" species, but many subspecies of central Asian red deer have become locally extinct. This means that places that once had many deer now have none.[2]

One subspecies of central Asian red deer, the Kashmir stag (Cervus hanglu hanglu), is the only species of deer that lives in India.[3][4]


  1. Brook, S.M.; Donnithorne-Tait, D.; Lorenzini, R.; Lovari, S.; Masseti, M.; Pereladova, O.; Ahmad, K.; Thakur, M. (2016). "Tarim Red Deer: Cervus hanglu". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T4261A120733024.en. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  2. Riyaz A Bhat; Mohd I Yatoo; Muheet; Farukh Mehraj; Oveas R Parray (2018). "Threats and conservation of cervus elaphus hanglu". International Journal of Avian & Wildlife Biology. 3 (6). Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  3. "Conservation prospects of the Kashmir Red Deer (Cervus hanglu hanglu) beyond Dachigam National Park, in Jammu and Kashmir, India (Abstract)". Current Science. India Environmental Portal. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  4. Ashiq Hussain (March 21, 2021). "J&K to take stock of its critically endangered Hangul population". Hindustan Times. Retrieved July 22, 2021.