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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(2008) Endozoochory by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) across a suburban/woodland interface.
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Establishment of adult Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, patent infections, and acquired immunity after experimental infection of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginicnms) and red deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus).
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El venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus) es una de las especies mas antigua en el continente americano [8], donde se han registrado 38 subespecies [21].
pursglovei (Davidson y Prestwood, 1979) Jansen, 1986 ambos parasitos del ciervo comun (Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758) y del venado de cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780)) de Norteamerica (Cameron 1935, Jansen 1986, Lichtenfels 1993), M.
Our study is the first to use VITs to facilitate capture of desert mule deer fawns and adds to the limited data gathered on the desert mule deer subspecies (Odocoileus hemionus eremicus).
North American white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population sizes have dramatically changed during the last 100 years (Randall and Walters 2011).