Sri Lankan sambar deer

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Sambar
Anxious Sambhur.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Rusa
Species: R. unicolor
Subspecies: R. u. unicolor
Trinomial name
Rusa unicolor unicolor
(Kerr, 1792)[1]
Synonyms
  • Cervus unicolor unicolor

Sri Lankan sambar deer (Rusa unicolor unicolor) is a sub-species of sambar deer that lives in Sri Lanka. This subspecies is one of the largest sambar deer species with the largest antlers both in size and in body proportions. Large males weight up to 270–280 kg. Sri Lankan sambar live in lowland dry forest, montane forest. Large herds of sambar deer roam the Horton Plains National Park, where it is the most common large mammal.

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