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Hippocamelus antisensis (Peruvian guemal; north Andean huemul)

Wikipedia Abstract

The taruca (Hippocamelus antisensis), or north Andean deer, is a species of deer native to South America.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.04
EDGE Score: 3


Adult Weight [1]  99.209 lbs (45.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  8 months 15 days
Litter Size [1]  1


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Reserva de Huascarán National Park II 844711 Ancash, Peru  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve 988422 Argentina  
Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve 559837 Bolivia  
Reserva Nacional Lauca National Park II 349990 Chile  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Lama glama (llama)1
Vicugna pacos (alpaca)1

Range Map


Patfa Valley dry forests; South America;

External References



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
3"Botanical composition of taruka (Hippocamelus antisensis) diet during rainy season in Huascaran National Park, Peru", C. Gazzolo, Advances in Deer Biology Praha 2006 Luděk Bartoš, Adam Dušek, Radim Kotrba, Jitka Bartošová-Víchová (Editors), p. 216
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License