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Rucervus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Cervinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Family  Cervidae
Scientific name  Rucervus
Higher classification  Cervini
Order  Even-toed ungulate
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Lower classifications  Barasingha, Schomburgk's deer, Sangai

Rucervus is a genus of deer from India, Nepal, Indochina, and the Chinese island of Hainan. They are threatened by habitat loss and hunting, and one species has already gone extinct.

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They were previously thought to be members of the genus Cervus, but were moved to Rucervus based mainly on morphological differences. Based on genetic evidence, the Eld's deer should be moved back to Cervus, while the two last species remain in Rucervus or –less likely– could be moved to Axis.

Barasingha or swamp deer rucervus duvaucelii female video by shirishkumar patil 1


Species

Following the third edition of Mammal Species of the World from 2005, three species are placed in Rucervus, but the Eld's deer should be split into two species.

  • Rucervus duvaucelii - barasinga or swamp deer
  • Rucervus eldii - Eld's deer or brow-antlered deer
  • Rucervus schomburgki - Schomburgk's deer (extinct, 1938)
  • Furthermore, it has also been suggested that the Eld's deer should have its own genus, Panolia, and is closer to Père David's deer.

    References

    Rucervus Wikipedia


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