White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

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Odocoileus virginianus clavium doe
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The white-tailed deer has a large distribution across the Americas, from southern Canada to Peru.
  • A highly adaptable species, the white-tailed deer occupies a wide range of habitats and feeds on a large variety of different plants.
  • Young white-tailed deer are born with white spots which disappear at around three to four months of age.
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White-tailed deer description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCetartiodactyla
FamilyCervidae
GenusOdocoileus (1)

Information on the white-tailed deer is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Key deer, Toy deer.
Spanish
Cariacú, Venado Cola Blanca.
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White-tailed deer status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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Glossary

Subspecies
A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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