Yucatan brown brocket

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Yucatan brown brocket
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Mazama
Species: M. pandora
Binomial name
Mazama pandora
Merriam, 1901
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The Yucatan brown brocket (Mazama pandora) is a small species of deer native to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.[2] While it is found in humid tropical forest like most other brocket deer, the Yucatan brown brocket also ranges across arid, relatively open habitats.[3] It has been treated as a disjunct subspecies of the gray brocket or a subspecies of the red brocket (Mazama americana).[3]

Among other features, the Yucatan brown brocket differs from both the red brocket and the gray brocket in the shape and measurements of the skull and antlers.[3] It also differs from the Central American red brocket, which is locally sympatric with the Yucatan brown brocket, in its gray-brown, rather than overall reddish, color.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, M., de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.D. (2008). Mazama pandora. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.
  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. 637–722. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ a b c d Medellín, Rodrigo A.; Alfred L. Gardner; J. Marcelo Aranda (April 1998). "The taxonomic status of the Yucatán brown brocket, Mazama pandora (Mammalia: Cervidae)" (PDF). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 111 (1): 1–14. Retrieved 10 October 2010.