Small Red Brocket


Small Red Brocket
Small Red Brocket
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Mazama
Species: M. bororo
Binomial name
Mazama bororo
Duarte, 1996

The Small Red Brocket (Mazama bororo) is a small species of deer in the Cervidae family.[2] It is endemic to Atlantic Forest in Paraná and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. This species, which only was scientifically described in 1996, is threatened by habitat loss.[1] Though its size and structure most resemble that of the Pygmy Brocket (M. nana), its coloration is very similar to that of the Red Brocket (M. americana).[3] It resembles hybrids between these two species even more closely, but differs from both, and their hybrids, in karyotype.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Duarte, J.M.B (2008). Mazama bororo. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.
  2. ^ Grubb, Peter (16 November 2005). "Order Artiodactyla (pp. 637-722)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14200244. 
  3. ^ Vogliotti, A., and J. M. B. Duarte (2009). Discovery of the first wild population of the small red brocket deer Mazama bororo (Artiodactyla: Cervidae). Mastozool. Beotrop. 16(2).
  4. ^ Duarte, J. M. B., and W. Jorge. (2003). Morphologic and cytogenetic description of the small red brocket (Mazama bororo Duarte, 1996) in Brazil. Mammalia 67: 403-410.