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Rusa alfredi (Visayan spotted deer; Visayan deer)

Synonyms: Cervus alfredi

Wikipedia Abstract

The Visayan spotted deer (Rusa alfredi), also known as the Philippine spotted deer, is a nocturnal and endangered species of deer located primarily in the rainforests of the Visayan islands of Panay and Negros though it once roamed other islands such as Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, and Samar. It is one of three endemic deer species in the Philippines, although it was not recognized as a separate species until 1983. An estimated 2,500 mature individuals survived worldwide as of 1996, according to the IUCN, although it is uncertain of how many of them still survive in the wild. The diet of the deer, which consists of a variety of different types of grasses, leaves, and buds within the forest, is the primary indicator of its habitat. Since 1991 the range of the species has severely decreas
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
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Adult Weight [1]  138.892 lbs (63.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  21.804 lbs (9.89 kg)
Male Weight [1]  304.24 lbs (138.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 7 months
Gestation [1]  8 months 10 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  19 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  7.085 feet (216 cm)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bago Watershed Forest Reserve 156816 Philippines  
Canlaon Natural Park 60986 Philippines  
Mount Kanlaon Natural Park 61028 Philippines  
Palawan Biosphere Reserve 2843689 Philippines  


Homo sapiens (man)[4]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan 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
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
3de 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
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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