Odocoileus

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Odocoileus
White-tailed deer.jpg
Odocoileus virginianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Odocoileus
Rafinesque, 1832[1]
Species

Odocoileus hemionus
Odocoileus virginianus
Odocoileus salinae[2]

Odocoileus is a genus of medium-sized deer (family Cervidae) containing two species native to the Americas.[1] The name is sometimes spelled odocoeleus; it is from a contraction of the roots odonto- and coelus meaning "hollow-tooth".

Extant species[edit]

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