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SPECIES Blastocerus dichotomus

Author:Illiger, 1804-1811.
Actual Date:1815
Citation:Abh. Phys. Klasse K.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss., 1804-1811: 117.
Common Name:Marsh Deer
Type Locality:No locality given; based on the gouazoupoukou of Azara; restricted to Paraguay, Lake Ypoá, south of Asuncion (Cabrera, 1961:329).
Distribution:N Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (S of Amazon River), Paraguay, E Peru, and Uruguay.
Status:CITES – Appendix I; U.S. ESA – Endangered; IUCN – Critically Endangered (Paraná Brazilian Basin subpopulation), Endangered (Delta del Paraná subpopulation),  otherwise Vulnerable.
Comments:Reviewed by Pinder and Grosse (1991, Mammalian Species, 380).



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