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Dama mesopotamica (=dama m.)

Dama mesopotamica (=dama m.) NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The Persian fallow deer (Dama mesopotamica) is a rare deer native to the Middle East, today occurring only in Iran and Israel by being reintroduced into the wild. It has been listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2008. After a captive breeding program, the population has rebounded from only a handful of deer in the 1960s to over a thousand individuals today. It has traditionally been considered to be a subspecies of the fallow deer from western Europe, Dama dama (as Dama dama mesopotamica ), but is also treated as a distinct species by some authors. Persian fallow deer are only morphologically distinguishable from other fallow deer by having antlers that are less palmated.

Detailed information
Full Name: Persian Fallow deer (Dama mesopotamica (=dama m.))
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Mammals
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/02/1970 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Persian Fallow deer, Wherever found is known to occur: Iran, Iraq
Federal register documents
Citation Page
06/02/1970 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
04/14/1970 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
No recovery information is available for the Persian Fallow deer.
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