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Elaphurus davidianus (Père David's deer)

Wikipedia Abstract

Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus), also known as the milu (Chinese: 麋鹿; pinyin: mílù) or elaphure, is a species of deer that are mostly found in captivity. This semiaquatic animal prefers marshland, and is native to the subtropics of China. It grazes mainly on grass and aquatic plants. It is the only extant member of the genus Elaphurus. Based on genetic comparisons, Père David's deer is closely related to the deer of the genus Cervus, leading many experts to suggest merging Elaphurus into Cervus, or demoting Elaphurus to a subgenus of Cervus.
View Wikipedia Record: Elaphurus davidianus

Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
View IUCN Record: Elaphurus davidianus

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  411.164 lbs (186.50 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  24.251 lbs (11.00 kg)
Male Weight [3]  471.792 lbs (214.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 3 months
Male Maturity [1]  3 years 3 months
Gestation [1]  9 months 18 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  28 years
Snout to Vent Length [3]  7.085 feet (216 cm)
Weaning [1]  5 months 17 days

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Yancheng Nature Reserve V 711488 China    

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Capillaria bovis[4]
Spiculopteragia suppereri <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Southern Asia;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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