Dwarf brocket

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Dwarf brocket
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Mazama
Species: M. chunyi
Binomial name
Mazama chunyi
Hershkovitz, 1959
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The dwarf brocket (Mazama chunyi), or chunyi, is a small species of deer[2] native to the Andean highlands in western Bolivia and south-eastern Peru, where found in forest and páramo. Its pelage is reddish-brown with dark grey foreparts and neck. The underparts are lighter brown, and the muzzle short and thick. It weighs approximately 11 kilograms.[3]

A little studied species of brocket deer, the IUCN considers the Dwarf Brocket as Vulnerable.[1] Research has occurred in the forests of Bolivia, expanding known localities and modelling geographic distribution; while as much as 40% of the habitat was degraded or fragmented, the rest showed good conservation. This led to the recommendation of treating it as Vulnerable.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rumiz, D.I. & Barrio, J. (2008). Mazama chunyi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.
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  3. Trolle, Mogens; Louise H. Emmons. "A record of a dwarf brocket from lowland Madre de Dios, Peru". Amazon Conservation Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-06-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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