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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Bates’s pygmy antelope Dichtoomus. Marsh deer also suffer from poaching, pollution of waterways from gold mining and disease caught from domestic livestock 1 7. Tragelaphus including kudus Sitatunga T. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Diet of the marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil. 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.

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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Vegetation is boastocerus up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. Surrounding mountainous terrain may also be favorable, but this may be an artifact of human hunting pressure as access is probably most difficult in mountainous areas Mares et al.

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Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland Aquatic Biomes rivers blastocedus 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.

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Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism ornamentation Range mass 89 to kg A study was conducted and they found 40 different species of plants in which they ate. Cytogenetic analysis of the marsh deer, Blastocerus dichotomus Mammalia, Cervidae.

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Stomach analyses found that water lily and other leaves, grass, eichotomus browse were consumed. Behavioral data for B. It also used to occur in Uruguay, but is now believed to be extinct there 1. Hippotragus Roan antelope H. Lemur leaf frog Hylomantis lemur. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Wild ungulates sometimes compete with livestock for forage, and can serve as disease reservoirs, but the marsh deer’s preference for wetland habitat may limit contact with some types of domestic livestock.

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X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Usually the rutting season coincides with the dry season but can change from animal to animal. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

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Head-body length is usually just under two meters, with shoulder height from 1. Males have larger home ranges than females. A female marsh deer is ready to mate again as soon as she has given birth and therefore may be pregnant throughout her breeding years 2 4.

Moschus Anhui musk deer M. Key Behaviors motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Marsh deer are herbivorous with diets comparable to other species of deer, although marsh deer consume mainly aquatic and riparian vegetation. Positive Marsh deer are valuable game animals, hunted for meat and sport Roig Marsh deer Blastocerus dichotomus population estimate in the Parana River, Brazil.