30,000-35,000 km and the northern population 60,000-95,000 km.
Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Pudu mephistophiles
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pudu mephistophiles
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1996Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
- 1994Indeterminate (I)
- 1990Indeterminate (I)
- 1988Indeterminate (I)
- 1986Indeterminate (I)
- 1982Indeterminate (I)
- 1965Status inadequately known-survey required or data sought
Recommended conservation actions include: undertake comprehensive status surveys and develop research program to determine ecology, habitat requirements, population biology, and extent of threats; strengthen existing protected areas management where necessary; in areas where subsistence hunting proves to be a serious threat, seek alternative subsistence schemes or more sustainable harvesting methods; develop conservation education programs and increase law enforcement if necessary. The species occurs in several protected areas across its range; some of these are without management plans and many receive insufficient resources to enable adequate protection.
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