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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Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

The World Conservation Union IUCN suggest future initiatives should include a review of the population status, the creation dihotomus new protected areas in suitable habitat and strengthening the management of existing protected areas, including measures to control hunting and exclude livestock 7. 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.

Indian spotted chevrotain M. They are widely scattered during the wet season, with large home ranges, but concentrated near water during the dry season.

ADW: Blastocerus dichotomus: INFORMATION

dicotomus The marsh deer occurs from savanna patches along the southern margins of Amazonian Peru and Brazil south through northeastern Argentina. University of Oklahoma Press. It also used to occur in Uruguay, but is now believed to be extinct there 1.


This surprisingly shy and secretive deer is actually the largest native deer species in South America. Despite this, the future of the marsh deer is far from optimistic and a balance needs to be reached between conservation and human land use in the region 6.

The gestation period may be as long as a year WhiteheadPinderRedford and EisenbergMares et al. Sylvicultor Zebra duiker C.

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Surrounding mountainous terrain may also be favorable, but this may be an artifact of human hunting pressure as access is probably most difficult in mountainous blastcerus Mares et al. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. The remaining populations of marsh deer are dangerously small and highly fragmented, and as a result, are more vulnerable to extinction.

Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Extremely fragmented populations of marsh deer are found south of the Amazon River into northern Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Contagious diseases from nlastocerus are also a problem, though it has been shown that the deer is not affected by brucellosis. In other words, Central and South America.

Moschus Anhui musk deer M. 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. The hair turns darker during winter.


Marsh deer

This species is featured in the Atlantic forest eco-region. The marshes blasticerus their high vegetation density protect them from predators and provide them with food.

Retrieved 10 April There are also white marks on the hips and around the eyes. Biological Conservation By using this site, you agree to the Blaetocerus of Use and Privacy Policy. Some populations have been reported to be diurnal or nocturnal, depending on season and hunting pressure.

Marsh deer are found in blstocerus habitats such as floodplains, grasslands and moist forests 4preferring areas with a good amount of cover for protection, such as reed beds or where grass stands are high 2. This species is featured in: Marsh deer are often solitary or in small groups of two to five, with larger groups occasionally observed.

Revista Brasileira de Genetica Diet of the marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil. Survey on incidence of brucellosis in Pantanal deer, in Brazil.

MARSH DEER Blastocerus dichotomus FAUNA PARAGUAY

While formerly known in Uruguay as well, it is probably now extinct there. Males have larger home ranges than females. Black skimmer Rynchops niger.