Small red brocket

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Small red brocket
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Mazama
Species: M. bororo
Binomial name
Mazama bororo
Duarte, 1996
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Small red brocket range.

  Extant   Probably extant

The small red brocket (Mazama bororo) is a small species of deer in the family Cervidae.[2] It is endemic to Atlantic Forest in Paraná and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. This species, which only was scientifically described in 1996, is threatened by habitat loss.[1] Though its size and structure most resemble that of the pygmy brocket (M. nana), its coloration is very similar to that of the red brocket (M. americana).[3] It resembles hybrids between these two species even more closely, but differs from both, and their hybrids, in karyotype.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Duarte, J.M.B (2008). Mazama bororo. 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.
  2. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  3. Vogliotti, A., and J. M. B. Duarte (2009). Discovery of the first wild population of the small red brocket deer Mazama bororo (Artiodactyla: Cervidae). Mastozool. Beotrop. 16(2).
  4. Duarte, J. M. B., and W. Jorge. (2003). Morphologic and cytogenetic description of the small red brocket (Mazama bororo Duarte, 1996) in Brazil. Mammalia 67: 403-410.