Vietnamese sika deer

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Vietnamese sika deer
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
C. n. pseudaxis
Trinomial name
Cervus nippon pseudaxis
Gervais, 1841

The Vietnamese sika deer (Cervus nippon pseudaxis) also known as the indochinese sika deer is one of the many subspecies of the sika deer. It is one of the smaller subspecies, due to the tropical environment they live in. They were previously found in northern Vietnam and possibly southwestern China, but may now be extinct in the wild.[1] There are plans for reintroducing this subspecies in the future.

Pressures from the human populations have continued to harm any remaining deer in the wild, triggering a loss of genetic diversity that can be attributed to the remaining populations being so fragmented.[2]

A group of Vietnamese sika deer


  1. ^ Harris, R.B. (2015). "Cervus nippon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41788A22155877. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T41788A22155877.en. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. ^ McCullough, Dale R. (2009). "Sika Deer in Korea and Vietnam". In McCullough, D. R.; Takatsuki, S.; Kaji, K. (eds.). Sika Deer. pp. 541–548. doi:10.1007/978-4-431-09429-6_36. ISBN 978-4-431-09429-6. (subscription required)