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Hippocamelus (guemals)

Wikipedia Abstract

Hippocamelus is a genus of Cervidae, the deer family. It comprises two Andean species, commonly known as the huemul (from the Mapuche language), and the taruca. Both species have a stocky, thick, and short-legged body. They live at high altitudes in the summer, then move down the mountains in the fall and spend the winter in sheltered forested valleys. Areas with fresh water are preferred.
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Species

Hippocamelus antisensis (Peruvian guemal) (Attributes)
Hippocamelus bisulcus (Chilean Guemal) (Endangered) (Attributes)

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