Hippocamelus antisensis (d’Orbigny, ) is a cervid commonly called taruca or taruka and is 1 of 2 species in the genus Hippocamelus. It is a medium-sized. Tarucas (Hippocamelus antisensis) live in rocky areas in the Andes, from northern Peru to northern Argentina. Microhistological analyses on. Learn more about the Taruca – with amazing Taruca photos and facts on Arkive.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Data from direct observations indicate that tarucas mainly feed on small dicotyledon plants that grow near the ground instead of the abundant Andean bunch-grasses, especially during the dry hippocamelux [ 61011 ]. The identification of the fragment was realized comparing the structures with the reference pattern elaborated previously.
Its ears are large and tipped with black, and the throat and neck are pale whitish 2. The Andean Deer is a herbivore, and its diet is composed mostly of sedges and grasses found between the rocks on high peaks. Rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus.
Negative There may be a conflict with the deer eating crops at lower altitudes and competing with domestic stock animals at higher altitudes Putman These species correspond to four plant divisions, at least to 15 families and more than 50 species Table 1. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: This indicates that the taruca does not have a specialized diet on few plant species or on a specific group of plants.
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The only Gnetophyta, Ephedra americanais probably the easiest species to identify when looking at the tissues, and its percentage in the diet is probably the best estimate among all the species.
The secret life of possums: Plant species accumulation curve based on number of analyzed samples. Population decline has been linked to poaching. Retrieved 8 June The mother leaves the group in order to give birth, and keeps the fawn hidden behind rocky outcrops for the first month of life.
The ranges of the two species are separated by a large gap. Andean hillstar Oreotrochilus estella. The number of deer killed by white hunters in Peru is probably very small, but the Indians who live throughout the year at these altitudes undoubtedly take a considerable toll Whitehead 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. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.
Given that only 14 pellets were needed to stabilize the accumulation curve of new species, a smaller sample of pellets was used in By December, all males hhippocamelus in velvet; in January, about 30 percent of the males have shed velvet; in May, all males have hard antlers Geist Help us improve the site by taking our survey.
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A trustworthy assessment of the variety of foods consumed by taruca is essential to understand its ecology and to assess the threats generated by human activities such ihppocamelus cattle and sheep ranching. Then, fifty-four plant species and twenty-five pellet antiisensis were collected in the field and used for the microhistological analysis.
Here we widen the scope on taruca feeding ecology during the rainy season in the southern part of Huascaran National Park, Peru, and provide data on its feeding ecology during the nonbreeding dry season at a sheep production ranch inside the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve, Peru, and on the relative use of tarucas of areas in its patchy distribution. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.
The diet was diverse and more than 50 species were identified from the feces. Views Read Edit View history. Southern pudu Pudu puda.
Pantholops Tibetan antelope P. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Family Bovidae subfamily Antilopinae. Family Bovidae subfamily Bovinae.
Antlers in large males measure 22 to 27cm. The Andean deer has been on the Endangered list since Bubalus Water buffalo B. American Society of Mammalogists members Sign in via society site. More data on vegetation throughout the year and on the distribution range of the taruca and analyses on feeding preferences are needed to determine the changes of plant species offer and preferences throughout the year.
Threats to the taruca include a reduction in habitat quality and continued habitat fragmentation 7as well as competition with livestock 1.
Deer of the World. A total of 20 samples were analyzed in and 17 in The density was estimated by the population size of tarucas in each area number of different individuals sighted plus the ones inferred by tracksdivided by the area used.
A captive specimen of H. Sign In or Create an Account. While females often have a dark brown area on the forehead, facial markings are much clearer in the males.
Twenty-five pellet groups were collected in the field in Tarucas are medium-sized deer with heavy bodies. The areas that showed occasional use included topography and habitat characteristics that did not correspond with areas usually occupied by tarucas.
Humans also hunt the animal for its fur and antlers. The protocol elaborated by Cosse [ 27 ] was followed in this case.