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Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus
2012-08-29 12:44:07

The roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the European roe deer, the chevreuil, or the western roe deer, can be found in many areas of Eurasia. Its range extends from British Isles to the Caucasus, and from the Mediterranean into Scandinavia. It does not occur in Ireland, Iceland, the islands in the Mediterranean Sea, or the most northern area of Scandinavia. It was introduced by German...

Pronghorn Antilocapra americana
2012-08-08 13:17:28

The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is native to the central areas of North America, where it is also known as the prong buck, or pronghorn antelope and antelope, although it only resembles true antelopes. The pronghorn is the only remaining species in the Antilocapridae family, which once held five other species. Its range stretches throughout the United States, and starts in Alberta and...

Water Chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus
2012-06-19 11:32:47

The water chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus), or fanged deer, is one of the smallest ruminants native to tropical Africa. It is comparable to a deer, although smaller than a dog, and is the largest of all chevrotain species. Its range includes the rainforests of central Africa and the coastal areas of West Africa. It is threatened due to habitat loss by human actions and bushmeat hunting. The...

Thomsons Gazelle Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually...

Stag-Moose Cervalces scotti
2012-05-11 12:12:45

The stag-moose (Cervalces scotti) is also known as the stag moose and was actually a deer that resembled a moose. It resided in North America during the Pleistocene era. Its range included New Jersey and Iowa, reach north from Arkansas to Southern Canada. It inhabited wetlands in these areas. This animal had long legs, a head resembling an elk, and huge, complex antlers. The stag-moose...

Peromyscus maniculatus Deer Mouse
2012-04-26 12:29:36

Commonly known as the Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus is native to North America. It is prevalent in all areas except the far north and southeast United States. They can also be found in parts of South America. Peromyscus is the name used for most deer mice. There are sixty-six subspecies of Peromyscus maniculatus, and they are known for being closely related to the White-footed mouse...

Indian Sambar
2007-10-24 12:47:53

The Indian Sambar (Cervus unicolor), also known as the Sambur or Sambhur, is a species of maned deer found throughout much of southern Asia. It is found as far north as the south-facing slopes of the Himalayan Mountains. It is also found throughout Southeast Asia (Burma, Thailand, Indochina, the Malay Peninsula), China, Taiwan, and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia. The Indian...

Babirusa or Pig-deer
2007-10-22 15:09:47

The Babirusa or pig-deer (Babyrousa babyrussa), is a pig-like animal native to Sulawesi and surrounding islands of Indonesia. Its habitat is the underbrush of tropical forests and canebrakes, and the shores of rivers and lakes. The Babirusa was once considered a single species, but recent studies show it as a member of the pig family and one of the oldest living members. It is considered an...

Barasingha
2007-06-25 08:54:26

The Barasingha, Cervus duvaucelii, is a species of deer native to India and Nepal. It is also found in the United States in the state of Texas on hunting ranches where it was introduced a hundred years ago. In the Terai the deer lives on marshland and is rarely seen outside it. In Central India they live in grasslands in the proximity of forests. Today the species has disappeared entirely from...

Pampas Deer
2007-06-25 08:44:38

The Pampas Deer, Ozotocerus bezoarticus, is a species of deer native to South America. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. They live in open habitats. They are brown colored when adult. Adult males have narrow antlers with two or three branches and they also have scent glands on their hooves to mark their territories. Fawns are spotted. It is listed as a...

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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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