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Temporal range: Pleistocene to present
White-tailed deer.jpg
Odocoileus virginianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Capreolinae
Tribe: Rangiferini
Genus: Odocoileus
Rafinesque, 1832
Type species
Odocoileus virginianus

Odocoileus hemionus
Odocoileus pandora
Odocoileus virginianus
Odocoileus lucasi
Odocoileus salinae

Odocoileus is a genus of medium-sized deer (family Cervidae) containing three species native to the Americas. The name is sometimes spelled odocoeleus; it is from a contraction of the roots odonto- and coelus meaning "hollow-tooth".

Extant species

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Odocoileus hemionus .jpg Odocoileus hemionus Mule deer western half of North America.
Mazama-pandora2.jpg Odocoileus pandora Yucatan brown brocket Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize)
White-tailed deer.jpg Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America, and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.

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