Mérida brocket

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Mérida brocket[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Mazama
M. bricenii
Binomial name
Mazama bricenii
(Thomas, 1908)

The Mérida brocket (Mazama bricenii), also known as the Meroia brocket or rufous brocket,[2][3] is a small species of deer. It is found in forest and páramo at altitudes of 1,000–3,500 metres (3,300–11,500 ft) in the Andes of northern Colombia and western Venezuela.[2] It was once treated as a subspecies of the similar little red brocket, but has been considered a distinct species since 1987,[1] though as recent as 1999 some maintained it as a subspecies.[4]


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  2. ^ a b c Lizcano, D.J.; Alvarez, S.J. (2016). "Mazama bricenii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T136301A22165039. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136301A22165039.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Mazama bricenii". ZipcodeZoo. BayScience Foundation, Inc. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  4. ^ Nowak, R. M. (eds) (1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. 6th edition. Johns Hopkins University Press.