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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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Marsh deer have suffered from uncontrolled hunting and habitat destruction, resulting in small, greatly-fragmented populations.
Glossary Neotropical living vlastocerus the southern part of the New World. Blastocerus dichotomus is the largest South American deer, recognizable in part by its large multitined antlers of eight to ten points when mature. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.
Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Family Bovidae blsstocerus Bovinae.
Usually the rutting season coincides with the dry season but can change from dichptomus to animal. Blastocerus Wagner Current hydraulic projects such as the proposed Hidrovia project on the Paraguay and Parana rivers threaten much of what remains of the habitat.
Blastocerus dichotomus has been apparently extirpated in Uruguay Mares et al.
Mammals of the neotropics Vol. X Close Image credit. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.
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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 the dry season compared to the less dense, more distributed population during the flooded season. Whippomorpha unranked clade Hippopotamidae Hippopotamus Hippopotamus H. Since marsh deer live near aquatic habitats, they eat a majority of their diet in aquatic plants. Which species are on the road to recovery? While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.
Grey teal Anas gracilis. Pantholops Tibetan antelope P. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Conservation Biology19 3: Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. 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.
Southern red muntjac Muntiacus muntjak. Rut usually occurs, however, in October and November, but the breeding season may not be fixed, and males do not seem to be particularly aggressive to each other. Threats and Conservation Initiatives. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland Aquatic Biomes rivers and streams Physical Description Blastocerus dichotomus is the largest South American deer, recognizable in part by its large multitined antlers of eight to ten points when mature.
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Cytogenetic analysis of the marsh deer, Blastocerus dichotomus Mammalia, Cervidae. Stomach analyses found that water lily and other leaves, grass, and browse were consumed. When the water blastoceeus gets too high the deer move to higher, dryer locations 2.
Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Formerly found in much of tropical and subtropical South America, it ranged east of the Andessouth from the Amazon rainforestwest of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and north of the Argentinian Pampa. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code dichtomus. Despite this, the future of the marsh deer is far from optimistic and a balance needs dichoomus be reached between conservation and human land use in the region 6.
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From the early 19th century grasslands have been used to keep cattle on ranches with the exclusion of native deer 2 4. Common dihcotomus snake Thamnophis sirtalis. Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. The infant deer are whitish which becomes more adult-like after a year.
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Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Accessed October 18, at http: X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Pleistocene cervids from the northeastern region of Brazil.
Marsh deer populations have also been reduced by cattle diseases, to which they are quite susceptible. Marsh deer range Extremely fragmented populations of marsh deer are found south of the Amazon River into northern Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.
Retrieved 11 October Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Marsh deer also have well-developed hindquarters, making them good at jumping, which is the fastest way to move in water 2. Threatened mammalian taxa of the Americas and the Australian zoogeographic region excluding Cetacea.