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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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In summary, we describe the isolation of EHDV that is involved in hemorrhagic disease affecting pygmy brocket deer in Brazil.
The brown brocket deer is a poorly known species inhabiting shrubby savannas and forests in South America.
The brown brocket deer is one of three species of cervids, together with the red brocket deer (Mazama americana) and the marsh deer (Odocoileus dichotomus), occurring at El Bagual Ecological Reserve (Yanosky, 1989).
We applied this same method for the brown brocket deer at El Bagual Ecological Reserve.
The brown brocket deer uses all woody areas at El Bagual: shrubby savannas, early seral stage or forest under formation, low forest and high forest or subtropical jungle (Yanosky and Mercolli, 1989, 1991).
We assumed that these values were related to general levels of brocket deer activity, although it is not known if brockets are territorial with discrete home ranges.