Cedros Island mule deer

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Cedros Island mule deer
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Odocoileus
Species: O. hemionus
Subspecies: O. h. cerrosensis
Trinomial name
Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis
Merriam, 1898

Cedros Island Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis, is a subspecies of Mule Deer.[2] It is found only on Cedros Island off the coast of Baja California. There are only about 50 individuals remaining, with no captive population. Its behavior is similar to that of other subspecies of mule deer. The subspecies is threatened by feral dogs and poaching.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sanchez Rojas, G. & Gallina Tessaro, S. (2008). "Odocoileus hemionus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Artiodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 657–658. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 

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