Hyelaphus

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Hyelaphus
Bawean deer close.jpg
A Bawean deer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Hyelaphus
Species

Hyelaphus porcinus
Hyelaphus annamiticus
Hyelaphus calamianensis
Hyelaphus kuhlii

Hyelaphus is a genus of relatively small South and Southeast Asia deer that are overall brown. The three species are all threatened, and two of the species are restricted to a few small islands. Originally considered a subgenus of Axis, genetic evidence indicates that Hyelaphus is closer to the genus Rusa than Axis. Consequently Hyelaphus was elevated to genus status, leaving the chital as the only member of Axis.[1][2]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitraa, Fickela, Meijaard, Groves (2004). Evolution and phylogeny of old world deer. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 880–895.
  2. ^ Groves (2006). The genus Cervus in eastern Eurasia. European Journal of Wildlife Research 52: 14-22.
  3. ^ Ungulate Taxonomy – A new perspective from Groves and Grubb (2011). ultimateungulate.com