Check List 7(6): 832-836, doi: 10.15560/7.6.832
Odocoileus virginianus, Zimmermann, 1780 (Mammalia: Cervidae): confirmed records and distribution extension in the northern Brazilian Amazon
expand article infoAna Cristina Mendes-Oliveira, Iori Hussak Van Velthem Linke§, Mônica Coelho, Eldianne Lima|
‡ Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil§ Fundação Nacional do Índio, Brazil| Universidade Federal de Brasília, Brazil
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Abstract
We present details of five new field records of Odocoileus virginianus from the northern Brazilian Amazon, extending its known range from Suriname to the Brazilian state of Pará. We also document four sight records and four records based on specimens held in collections of white-tailed deer distribution from the states of Amapá and Roraima, reinforcing this inferred distribution. Confirmation of the occurrence of O. virginianus in the Brazilian Amazon is important for its conservation, since it is an important game species for traditional human populations and requires population-level management.
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