Giant Deer (NHMW-Geo 1876/0030/0003)3D Model
3D scan of an original fossilized skeleton of a giant deer (Megaloceros giganteus) found in Ireland from the Late Pleistocene (ca. 12,000 years old). The males had a shoulder height of around 2.1 meters and their antlers are the largest known in any deer with a width up to 4 meters. The giant deer disappeared around 11,700 years ago in Europe, like many other animals from the Ice Age.
The skeleton of the giant deer can be found in the Ice Age (Eiszeit) corridor of the NHM Vienna.
Specimen: Giant deer or Irish elk, Megaloceros giganteus (Blumenbach, 1799)
Inventory number: NHMW-Geo 1876/0030/0003
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, Geology & Paleontology Dept., Vertebrate Coll. (curator: Ursula Göhlich)
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Scanned and edited by Nikola Brodtmann, Anna Haider & Viola Winkler (NHMW)
Scanner: Artec Leo. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.
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