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Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis

Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis 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.

ITIS Reports — Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. The Cedros Island mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis) is a subspecies of mule deer found only on Cedros Island off the coast of Baja California. Only about 50 individuals remain, with no captive population. Its behavior is similar to that of other subspecies of mule deer. The subspecies is threatened by feral dogs and poaching. The Cedros island mule deer shows a reduction in body size and antler size compared to mainland deer, which is an effect of isolation in a relatively small island, according to the “island rule” of Leigh Van Valen. There are also differences in fur coloration which distinguish cerrosensis from other mule deer, but most closely resembling Odocoileus hemionus fuliginatus.

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Detailed information
Full Name: Cedros Island Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus cerrosensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Mammals
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 10/28/1975 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Cedros Island Mule Deer, Wherever found is known to occur: Mexico
Federal register documents
Citation Page
09/25/1975 40 FR 44149 44151 Lists of Endangered and Threatened Fauna; 40 FR 44149 44151
04/21/1975 40 FR 17590 17591 Lists of Endangered and Threatened Fauna (10); 40 FR 17590 17591
No recovery information is available for the Cedros Island Mule Deer.
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