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Largest cervids

Cervids are one of the most common wild herbivores of almost entire world. Of these Moose can grow up to 2.33 m tall and weighs as much as 820 kg. Smallest of them all is Northern pudu

Rank Cervid Binomial name Known maximum mass
[kg (lbs)]
Shoulder Height
[m]
Image
1 Moose Alces alces 820 (1808) [1] 2.33 Bigbullmoose.jpg
2 Elk Cervus canadensis 600 (1323)[2] 1.6 Rocky Mountain Bull Elk.jpg
3 Sambar Rusa unicolor 546 (1204)[3] 1.6 Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor).jpg
4 Red deer Cervus elaphus 500 (1102)[4] 1.4 Cervus elaphus Luc Viatour 6.jpg
5 Reindeer Rangifer tarandus 318 (701) [5] 1.5 Caribou using antlers.jpg
6 Barasingha Rucervus duvaucelii 280 (617) [6] 1.3 Swamp deer (Cervus duvaucelii branderi) male.jpg
7 White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus 232 (512) [7] 1.2 White-tailed deer.jpg
8 Thorold's deer Cervus albirostris 230 (507) [8] 1.4 CervusAlbirostris2.jpg
9 Mule deer Odocoileus hemionus 210 (463) [9] 1.2 Muledeerleavenworth.jpg
10 elaphure Elaphurus davidianus 200 (441) [10] 1.2 Elaphurus davidianus 02.JPG

References

  1. ^ Wood, The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. Sterling Pub Co Inc. (1983), ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9
  2. ^ Eide, Sterling. "Roosevelt Elk". Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  3. ^ 1.Burnie D and Wilson DE (Eds.), Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife. DK Adult (2005), ISBN 0789477645 2."Comparative Placentation". Placentation.ucsd.edu. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ Geist, Valerius (1998). Deer of the world: their evolution, behaviour, and ecology. Stackpole Books. p. 202. ISBN 0-8117-0496-3.
  5. ^ Caribou at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Archived 30 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Adfg.state.ak.us. Retrieved on 16 September 2011.
  6. ^ Schaller, G. B. (1967). The Deer and the Tiger – A Study of Wildlife in India. University Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.
  7. ^ "The Outdoor Life Book of World Records". Outdoor Life. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  8. ^ Leslie, D.M. (2010). "Przewalskium albirostre (Artiodactyla: Cervidae)". Mammalian Species. 42 (1): 7–18. doi:10.1644/849.1.
  9. ^ Petersen, David (Nov./Dec., 1985). "North American Deer: Mule, Whitetail and Coastal Blacktail Deer". Mother Earth News. Ogden Publications, Inc. Retrieved 4 January 2012. Odocoileus hemionus, Animal Diversity David Burnie (1 September 2011). Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife. Dorling Kindersley Limited. ISBN 978-1-4053-6233-7. "Deer (Family Cervidae)". Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Père David's Deer (Elaphurus davidianus)". Deer. Gland, Switzerland: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-20.

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