Odocoileus


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Odocoileus

 

a genus of artiodactyls of the family Cervidae. The body length is 1.5–2 m, the height is 0.8–1.1 m, and the tail length reaches 28 cm. The animals weigh up to 145 kg. There are two species, the whitetail (O. virginianus) and the mule deer (O. hemionus). Both species are found in the Americas. The males have branched antlers, and the females are hornless. The deer occupy a variety of habitats. They live in groups of two to four and feed on vegetation. The deer are popular game animals. They are hunted for their meat, hide, and antlers.

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Following is a listing of Texas collection localities for 234 male specimens of Odocoileus virginianus.
There is an almost uniform occurrence of male-biased dispersal in Odocoileus, but this behavior is lacking in moose and roe deer.
Assuming that bucks have larger home ranges, which appears to typically be the case in Odocoileus (Beier and McCullough, 1990; Comer et al.
Elaphostrongylus odocoilei Hobmaier and Hobmaier, 1934 in the cranial case of Odocoileus virginianus borealis Miller.
Anderson and Lankester (1974) suggest that moose, a relatively recent arrival to North America (Bubenik 1998), acquired some of their parasites, most notably meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis), liver fluke (Fascioloides magna), and winter tick, from "strictly native cervids of the genus Odocoileus.
Aversive responses of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, to predator urines.
Odocoileus virginianus (maxillary fragment with M1-M3, 1610; part of femur, 1639).
TABLE 1--Median, mean ([+ or -]SE), U-statistic, and P-value for continuous variables measured at parturition sites of adult deer in Crockett County, Texas, June-August 2004 and 2005 (n = 24 for mule deer Odocoileus hemionus and 21 for white-tailed deer O.
A survey of the nematode parasite Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in a region proposed for caribou, Rangifer tarandus caribou, re-introduction in Minnesota.
As a result of paleontological field surveys, remains of Mammuthus, Cuvieronius, Eremotherium, Glyptotherium, Equus, Odocoileus, and Bison have been recovered (Carbot-Chanona et al.
Two of these, a right radius and a left naviculo-cuboid of the genus Odocoileus, exhibit abnormal bone fusion and are described here.