Fallow deer  
  Muntjac deer  
  Red deer

Brown, W.A.B., Chapman, N.G. The dentition of red deer (Cervus elaphus): a scoring scheme to assess age from wear of the permanent molariform teeth. J. Zool., Lond. 224: 519-536.

Abstract  Download

Skulls of red deer (Cervus elaphus) were examined. A scoring procedure devised for fallow deer (Dama dama) was used to relate tooth wear to a particular age (Brown & Chapman, 1990). The precise sequential nature of tooth wear as it appeared on slopes and tips of cusps, on the marginal ridges and links between cusps was recorded. From these data a base has been provided from which estimates of age may be made of animals of unknown age. The variability of the scores are given for 95% prediction intervals from the regression of age on total molar wear.

Close abstract

Barry Brown Site - tooth wear