Sichuan sika deer

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Sichuan sika deer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. nippon
Subspecies: C. n. sichuanicus
Trinomial name
Cervus nippon sichuanicus
Guo, Chen and Wang, 1978

The Sichuan sika deer (Cervus nippon sichuanicus) is one of the many subspecies of sika deer. It was discovered in 1978 and was proven to be a distinct subspecies. It is found in the mountains of northern Sichuan and southern Gansu, which holds the largest population of Sika Deer in China. There are currently 500 individuals left in the wild, and the numbers currently seems to be stable.