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Brocket

 

an artiodactylous ungulate of the genus Mazama of the family Cervidae. There are four species. The body length is 90-130 cm. The height at the shoulder is 43-70 cm and at the sacrum it is somewhat greater. The weight is 18-25 kg. Only the males have antlers, which are small and unbranched. The color ranges from light to dark brown, with the underparts of the body being lighter. The brocket is found in America from southern Mexico to Paraguay. It keeps hidden and is solitary or associates in pairs. It inhabits tropical forests, feeding on grass, leaves, and shoots. Breeding occurs throughout the year. The females bear one or two spotted young.

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For example, the first axis of a NMS ordination described a gradient of sites with greater representation of short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis) and red brocket deer to those with greater representation of giant armadillo, jaguar, and ocelot.
To identify the suspected disease agent (members of the species Bluetongue virus or Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus), we performed virus isolation and reverse transcription PCR on tissues (heart, liver, lung, and bowel) from the pygmy brocket deer. (Virus isolation was not carried out on specimens from the gray brocket deer because brain tissue samples were inadequate and results of PCR were negative for epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus [EHDV] or bluetongue virus [BTV].) Infection with EHDV and BTV was first diagnosed by virus isolation.
fruit consumption by the brown brocket deer, Mazama gouazoubira, represents a very significant part of its diet in the area under study (a secondary environment of the Phitogeografical Province of Las Yungas).
Agouti, collared peccary, and brocket deer died at rates 5-8 times above background levels on BCI (Table 3).
The brown brocket deer is a poorly known species inhabiting shrubby savannas and forests in South America.
In Barro Colorado Island, Panama (BCI), ocelots were much more frequently recorded at camera trap stations located on trails than at those located in random locations, while collared peccaries and brocket deer showed the opposite pattern (Kays et al., 2011).
brocket deer is a small, little-known deer that ranges widely from southern Mexico southward through the Amazon Basin.
The first report of the small red brocket deer Mazama bororo, one of the most recently documented cervid species, was identified after conducting a karyotypic characterization of Brazilian animals from the Mazama genus (Duarte, 1992).
The high Andes hold northern huemul (a high-altitude deer) and spectacled bear, and the Amazon region holds jaguar, brocket deer, tapir, and more.
The genus is Mazama, and although subspecies are in some dispute, there are possibly as many as 10 distinct species of brocket deer. Two, the red brocket (Mazama americana) and the Yucatan gray-brown brocket (Mazama pandora) are found in southern Mexico.