DNA Analysis Uncovers The Prehistory Of Norwegian Red Deer

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 11:21 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Norwegian red deer are genetically different from other European red deer, due to their historical distribution. However, a century ago, red deer were imported from continental Europe to the island of Otterøya in Namsos, and these imported deer have created hybrid forms with the Norwegian red deer on the island. These hybrids have only to a modest degree become integrated with the rest of the Norwegian red deer population.

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