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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The major distributional area is dichotmous by the Paraguay and Parana river basins. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Moschus Anhui musk deer M. Biological Conservation Usually the rutting season coincides with the dry season but can change from animal to animal.

They possess very large ears lined with white hairs, red-gold to tawny brown fur, blackish eyes and long dark legs. Blastocerus Wagner American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus.

Conservation Status Marsh deer have suffered from uncontrolled hunting and habitat destruction, resulting in small, greatly-fragmented populations. The marshes with their high vegetation density protect them from predators and provide them with food. Marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus distribution as a function of floods in the Pantanal Wetland, Brazil. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome.

Some populations have been reported to be diurnal or nocturnal, depending on season and hunting pressure.

This species is affected by global climate change. Marsh deer prefer marshy, swampy ground with standing water and dense vegetation. The former major threat was poaching for its antlers, but this is blastoecrus under control.


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Palawan bearded pig S. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the blastocfrus record does not distinguish dichofomus possibilities.

Marsh deer habitat Marsh deer are found in marshy 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. While formerly known in Uruguay as well, it is probably now extinct there.

Marsh deer – Wikipedia

Diet of the marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil. Marsh blsstocerus have large feet with an elastic membrane between the hooves, which may help to keep them from sinking in the mud of their preferred marshy habitat.

Retrieved 10 April This species is featured in: To learn about climate change and the species that are affected, visit our climate change pages. Rut blwstocerus 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. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

Guide to the mammals of the Salta Province, Argentina. Dcihotomus also used to occur in Uruguay, but is now believed to be extinct there 1.

Marsh deer

Hippotragus Roan antelope H. The marsh deer has a shaggy, reddish chestnut coloured coat, with paler undersides of the neck and belly. Desertification and distribution of mammals in the Southern Cone of South America. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.


The tail is reddish orange, bushy, and 10 to 15 cm in length.

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Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. They are solitary animals or living in groups with less than 6 individuals with only an adult male.

The pelage is reddish brown in the summer, turning a darker brown in the winter. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Surrounding mountainous terrain may b,astocerus be favorable, but this may be an artifact of human hunting pressure as access is probably most difficult in mountainous areas Mares et al. Marsh deer populations have also been reduced by cattle diseases, to which they are quite susceptible.

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With the fluctuation in water levels, they are able to find new food sources that the water uncovers during the dry season.

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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 dichktomus of existing protected areas, including measures to control hunting and exclude livestock 7.

The infant deer are whitish which becomes more adult-like after a year. The muzzle and lips are black, as are the lower legs.