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Reconstruction of the Irish elk, c1880

Reconstruction of the Irish elk, c1880

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Reconstruction of the Irish elk (Megaloceros), c1880. Megaloceros is an extinct genus of the Pleistocene epoch (2,500,000 to 10,000 years ago) found as fossils in Asia and Europe, similar in size to the modern moose. The largest specimens from Denmark and Ireland had antlers 4 metres across.

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