Pygmy brocket

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Pygmy brocket
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Mazama
M. nana
Binomial name
Mazama nana
(Hensel, 1872)
Pygmy brocket distribution.
  Extant   Possibly extant

The pygmy brocket (Mazama nana) is a brocket deer species from South America.[2] It is found in southern Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.[3] It is a small deer with short legs, weighing 15 to 20 kilograms (33 to 44 lb). It is reddish-brown in color.

This species is sometimes considered a subspecies of Mazama rufina.

Hybrids with Mazama americana[edit]

The occurrence of hybrids between the two species was documented in captivity.[4]


  1. ^ Duarte, J.M.B.; Vogliotti, A.; Cartes, J.L.; Oliveira, M.L. (2015). "Mazama nana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T29621A22154379. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T29621A22154379.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Artiodactyla". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 637–722. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Abreu Jr., E.F.; Sühs, R.B.; Putzke, J.; Köhler, A. Ocorrência de Mazama nana Hensel, 1872, no Cinturão Verde de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Caderno de Pesquisa, série Biologia. Volume 19 (3) 82.2007. Link:
  4. ^ Duarte, J. M. B.; Jorge, W. (1 January 2003). "Morphologic and Cytogenetic Description of the Small Red Brocket (Mazama bororo Duarte,1996) in Brazil". Mammalia. 67 (3): 403–410. doi:10.1515/mamm.2003.67.3.403. Retrieved 22 April 2024.
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