Blastocerus dichotomus is the largest South American deer, recognizable in part by its large multitined antlers of eight to ten points when mature. Head-body. PDF | On Jan 1, , Liliani Tiepolo and others published Neotropical Cervidology: Blastocerus dichotomus. PDF | On Jan 1, , Duarte JMB and others published Blastocerus dichotomus, Marsh Deer.

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It also used to occur in Uruguay, but is now believed to be extinct there 1. Grey teal Anas gracilis. Sylvicultor Zebra duiker C. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Marsh deer have large, primarily ornamental antlers, which are usually impressively forked, growing to about 60 centimetres in length and weighing, on average, about two kilograms. Biologia e Conservacao de Cervideos Sul Americanos. Webarchive template wayback links Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Articles with short description Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Marsh deer are found in marshy habitats such as floodplains, grasslands and moist forests 4preferring areas with a good amount of cover for protection, such as reed beds or where grass stands are high 2.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Common garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis. A species of mammals belonging to the deer, muntjac, roe deer, reindeer, and moose family of ruminants. Gestation lasts for about eight months, with the females normally giving birth to a single fawn. This species is predominantly found close to permanent sources of water, favouring areas where the water level is about 50 centimetres, but do wade in areas where the water level reaches over a metre.


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The former major threat was poaching for its dichotomuw, but this is somewhat under control. Current hydraulic projects such as the proposed Hidrovia project on the Paraguay and Parana rivers threaten much of what remains of the habitat. Blastocerus dichotomus is the largest South American deer, recognizable in part by its large multitined antlers of eight to ten points when mature.

They are swift swimmers. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Stomach analyses found that water lily and other leaves, grass, and browse were consumed. Moschus Anhui musk deer M. Marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus. Accessed October 18, at http: Catalogo de los mamiferos de America del Sur. Marsh deer range Extremely fragmented populations of marsh deer are found south of the Amazon River ddichotomus northern Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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Marsh deer threats The blastkcerus deer has disappeared from much of its former range as a result of hunting and the expansion of agriculture in central South America. If you are able to help please contact: The pelage is reddish brown in the summer, turning a darker brown in the winter. Behavioral data for B.

While formerly known in Uruguay as well, it is probably now extinct there. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Blastocerus dichotomus has been apparently extirpated in Uruguay Mares et al. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland Aquatic Biomes rivers and streams Physical Description Blastocerus dichotomus is the largest South American deer, recognizable in part by its large multitined antlers of eight to ten points when mature.


Use and situation of wildlife in blastocersu lower delta of the Parana River. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

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To cite this page: Studies of Neotropical Fauna and Environment Cytogenetic analysis of the marsh deer, Blastocerus dichotomus Mammalia, Cervidae. Rut usually occurs, however, in October and November, but the breeding season may not be fixed, and males do not seem to be particularly aggressive to each other.

Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism ornamentation Range mass 89 to kg When the water level gets too high the deer move to higher, dryer locations 2. The Viking Press, Inc. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Marsh deer biology Marsh deer tend to live in pairs or small family groups of less than six individuals and are more widely distributed during the wet season when there is more suitable habitat available 2. These deer also have a small migratory pattern, they follow the water levels between the dry season and flooding season.