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SPECIES Rucervus schomburgki

Author:Blyth, 1863.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1863: 155.
Common Name:Schomburgk's Deer
Type Locality:"probably inhabiting Siam [Thailand]"; occurrence in central plains of Thailand since confirmed.
Distribution:Thailand (extinct), China (Yunnan), and possibly in N Laos.
Status:IUCN Extinct (but see below).
Comments:Included in duvaucelii by Haltenorth (1963:58) and Groves (1982b); but treated as a full species by Lekagul and McNeely (1977). Last Thailand specimen killed in 1932 (Harper, 1945); one record from Sanda Valley, Yunnan (Bentham, 1908; Sclater, 1891); present status in Yunnan unknown; recently observed antlers suggest another population may survive in N Laos (Schroering, 1995, and in litt.).
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