Catalog Number: USNM 108273
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): E. Nelson & E. Goldman
Year Collected: 1901
Locality: Tunkas, Yucatan, Mexico, North America
- Type: Merriam, C. H. 1901 Jul 19. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 14: 105.
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2000Data Deficient
- 1996Lower Risk/least concern(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
Yucatan brown brocket
The Yucatan brown brocket (Mazama pandora) is a small species of deer native to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. While it is found in humid tropical forest like most other brocket deer, the Yucatan brown brocket also ranges across arid, relatively open habitats. It has been treated as a disjunct subspecies of the gray brocket or a subspecies of the red brocket (Mazama americana).
Among other features, the Yucatan brown brocket differs from both the red brocket and the gray brocket in the shape and measurements of the skull and antlers. It also differs from the Central American red brocket, which is locally sympatric with the Yucatan brown brocket, in its gray-brown, rather than overall reddish, color.
- Weber, M., de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.D. (2008). Mazama pandora. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.
- Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Artiodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 637–722. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
- Medellín, Rodrigo A.; Alfred L. Gardner; J. Marcelo Aranda (April 1998). "The taxonomic status of the Yucatán brown brocket, Mazama pandora (Mammalia: Cervidae)" (PDF). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 111 (1): 1–14. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
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