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 page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. The eye is surrounded by a faint white ring and the large ears are lined with white hair.

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Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Deer of the world. Conservation Status Marsh deer have suffered from uncontrolled hunting and habitat destruction, resulting in small, greatly-fragmented populations. Mammalian Species Marsh deer resemble the North American mule deer or blacktail deer.

Usually the rutting season coincides with the dry season blastoceru can change from animal to animal.

These deer also have a small migratory pattern, they follow the water levels between the dry season and flooding season. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.


No negative impacts of B. Current numbers of deer are so low that negative impacts are very unlikely.

The gestation period may be as long as a year WhiteheadPinderRedford and EisenbergMares et al. Marsh deer also have well-developed hindquarters, making them good at jumping, which is the fastest way to move in water 2.

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. 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.

The former major threat was poaching for its antlers, but this is somewhat under control. Retrieved 11 October The muzzle and lips are black, as are the lower legs.

Indian spotted chevrotain M. The infant deer are whitish which becomes more adult-like after a year. Studies of Neotropical Fauna and Environment Survey on incidence of brucellosis in Pantanal deer, in Brazil. Head-body length is usually just under two meters, with shoulder height from 1. This species is featured in: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Marsh deer conservation Although there are protected areas within the range dichotoums the marsh deer, they are poorly managed.


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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Biological Conservation 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.

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