Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54576

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Genus:Mazama
Genus species:Mazama gouazoubira

Animal Characteristics

Height:61cm
Weight:16.3 kg
Identification:This small deer has a coat color varying from brown, gray brown to gray. Males bear a single spike antler that is usually cast every year, but may be retained into a second year.
Habitat:Savanna to tropical evergreen forests
Diet:Herbivore: grasses and fallen fruit
Reproduction:The female matures at 12 months and the male at 17 months. There appears to be no seasonality to their reproduction. Gestation is around 220 days and two fawns are usually born.
These deer are found singly or in pairs.
Behavior:These deer are active at night and they live in areas with poor visibility, so little is known about their behavior.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The brown brocket is hunted and exported where the most valuable exports are meat and hides.

Other Information

Geographic:Central America
Northern South America
Central South America
Date:1965-09 Subjects:Savannah deer
even-toed ungulate
Brown brocket
Mazama
Deer
Cervidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54576