Pygmy brocket

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Pygmy brocket
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Genus: Mazama
Species:
M. nana
Binomial name
Mazama nana
(Hensel, 1872)
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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 .

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References

  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: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=cp07018&lang=pt.