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Rusa marianna (Philippine brown deer; Philippine sambar; Philippine deer)

Synonyms: Cervus mariannus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Philippine deer (Rusa marianna), also known as the Philippine sambar or the Philippine brown deer, is a species of deer that is native to the forests and grasslands, on most larger islands of the Philippines,. The only major islands where it is not commonly found are in Negros, Panay, Palawan, Sulu, and the Babuyan and Batanes island groups. It is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN due to its increasingly fragmented populations as a result of habitat loss and hunting.
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Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Rusa marianna


Adult Weight [1]  110.232 lbs (50.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Maximum Longevity [3]  17 years
Snout to Vent Length [3]  4.526 feet (138 cm)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Palawan Biosphere Reserve 2843689 Philippines  


Parasitized by 
Fischoederius elongatus[4]
Gastrothylax crumenifer[4]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0