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Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regn. Anim., 1: 312.
Common Name:Chital
Type Locality:"Habitat ad ripas Gangis; in Iana, Ceylona"; restricted to India, Bihar, banks of the Ganges River (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951:360).
Distribution:India (incl. Sikkim), Nepal, and Sri Lanka; introduced to Andaman Isls, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Moldavia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Ukraine, Uruguay, and USA (Florida, Hawaiian Isls, and Texas).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
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