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Are deer and moose in the same family?
April 24, 2009 1:45PM
Members of the Cervidae family include: White-tail deer, Black-tail deer, Moose, Caribou, and Elk are all in the same family. You can go to wikipedia and search all of those names to find out more information about them.
Asked in Animal Life, Land Mammals, Deer
What are some other names of species that are in the same family as the deer?
Are deer the only animal with antlers besides moose?
Is a moose a large deer?
No, they are different species. Moose are larger and have shovel like antlers. Deer tend to be smaller and have multipronged branching antlers Actually moose share the same Family as deer, being Cervidae, and consequently are considered to be the largest member of the deer family in the world, despite the difference in species name from other true deer like White-tail and Mule deer. So yes, moose can be considered a "large deer," though not literally so, because they are not "true deer."
Asked in Caribou
Which Canadian amimal is the largest member of the deer family?
Are moose and horses from same family?
no horses are in the family equidae and the moose is in the family cervidae. horses and deer (to which the moose is the largest deer species) are in two completely different families in two completely different orders. the horse family (equidae) is in the order perissodactyla and the deer family is in the order artiodactyla. Heck, rhinos and tapirs are closer relatives to the horse than moose and other deer are, because rhinos and tapirs are in the perissodatyla order along with the horse. I can see where you draw the comparison between moose and horses (because their bodies are quite similar looking), but comparing horses to moose are like comparing humans to wolves (genetically speaking).