A note on the mandible length of Red deer, Cervus elaphus, from Lyme Park, England



The relationship between mandible length and body weight of a small population of Red deer in Lyme Park, Cheshire, is described. The mandibles are the largest so far recorded

From the British Isles which is further evidence for a N-S gradient in this character. Stags have smaller mandibles than hinds, an anomally which may be an adaptive consequence of their higher growth rate and larger body size.