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Blastocerus dichotomus is the largest South American deer, recognizable in part by its large multitined antlers of eight to ten points when mature. Head-body. PDF | On Jan 1, , Liliani Tiepolo and others published Neotropical Cervidology: Blastocerus dichotomus. PDF | On Jan 1, , Duarte JMB and others published Blastocerus dichotomus, Marsh Deer.

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Pantholops Tibetan antelope P. Marsh deer biology Marsh deer tend to live in pairs or small family groups of less than six individuals and are more widely distributed during the wet season when there is more suitable habitat available 2. The University of Chicago Press. Marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus. Kobus Upemba lechwe K. Dichotomis cite this page: American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. The World Conservation Union IUCN suggest future initiatives should include a review of the population status, the creation of new protected areas in suitable habitat and strengthening the management of existing protected areas, including measures to control hunting and exclude livestock 7.

Marsh deer are herbivorous with diets comparable to blastocerue species of deer, although marsh deer consume mainly aquatic and riparian vegetation. Biological Conservation Marsh deer have large, primarily ornamental antlers, which are usually impressively forked, growing to about 60 centimetres in length and weighing, on average, about two kilograms. Large subfamily listed below.

They may use this to their advantage for breeding or finding mates because the densities of marsh deer are significantly higher on the Rio Negro marshland boundary during difhotomus dry season compared to the less dense, more distributed population during the flooded season.

One potentially positive aspect for the survival of the marsh deer is that the private sector is increasingly establishing reserves in the area.


Biologia e Conservacao de Cervideos Sul Americanos. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The balstoceruswhich is large in relation to the body, has elastic interdigital membranes which are useful for swimming and walking on marshy surfaces.

Pelea Grey rhebok P. While formerly known in Uruguay as well, it is probably now extinct there. Tayassu White-lipped peccary T.

Marsh deer

When the water level gets too high the deer move to higher, dryer locations 2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias Contagious diseases from cattle are also a problem, though it has been shown that the deer is not affected by brucellosis. Guide to the mammals of the Salta Province, Argentina. Family Bovidae subfamily Bovinae.

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Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Threatened mammalian taxa of the Americas and the Australian zoogeographic region excluding Cetacea. The legs are black below the tarsal as is the muzzle.

Retrieved from ” https: Cytogenetic analysis of the marsh deer, Blastocerus dichotomus Mammalia, Cervidae. Team WILD, dichotomu elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Key Behaviors motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Marsh deer are herbivorous with diets comparable to other species of deer, although marsh deer consume mainly aquatic and riparian vegetation.

Gestation lasts for about eight months, with the females normally giving birth to a single fawn. They also utilize flooded savannas during the wet season, but stay close to glastocerus stands of reeds or similar vegetation near permanent water during the dry season.


Newborn fawns are reported from May to September, as well as from September to November. Marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus distribution as a function of floods in the Pantanal Wetland, Brazil.

MyARKive difhotomus the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Accessed December 31, at https: Blastocerus Wagner Sylvicultor Zebra duiker C.

Competition from domestic livestock also plays an important part, with more than 40 percent of the forest and savanna habitats in this region altered for cattle ranching through the introduction of exotic grasses 6.

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Deer of blasyocerus world. Mean densities dry and flood season in the Parana River Basin were 0. Which species are on the road to recovery?

Marsh deer – Wikipedia

Terms of Use – The displayed blastoceris may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Although there are protected areas within the range of the marsh deer, they are poorly managed.

The latter half of its scientific name refers to the forked antlers.