Cedros Island mule deer

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

The Cedros Island mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis) is a subspecies of mule deer[2] found only on Cedros Island off the coast of Baja California. Only about 50 individuals remain, 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][3]

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  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: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 657–658. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World, Volume 4