Hippocamelus antisensis (d’Orbigny, ) is a cervid commonly called taruca or taruka and is 1 of 2 species in the genus Hippocamelus. It is a medium-sized. Tarucas (Hippocamelus antisensis) live in rocky areas in the Andes, from northern Peru to northern Argentina. Microhistological analyses on. Learn more about the Taruca – with amazing Taruca photos and facts on Arkive.

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Only males have antlers, which are a simple double fork shape between 20 and 30 centimetres in length 2.

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Size Male shoulder height: The gestation period is days; this is unusually long for a small deer Geist It is important to notice that most of the species of plants found and collected in the field were represented in the diet. One of the areas that had evidence of continuous use by taruca, note topographic and habitat preferred by the species.


Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Tarucas are medium-sized deer with heavy bodies. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. A probability analysis to test the possibility on finding new species in the diet resulted hipppcamelus 1. Unlike all other South American deer, except for the closely related huemulthe antlers consist of just two tines, branching close to the base, and with the posterior tine being the larger.

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Conservation Status The Andean deer has been on the Endangered list since This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Large family listed below. Pelea Grey rhebok P. View at Google Scholar J.

Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. Rut The mating season.


Peruvian guemal, North Andean huemul, Taruca

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Males possess antlers that fork once and the front prong is usually shorter. It is found further south in the Andes of Chile and western Argentina. Some tissues were identified from plants collected elsewhere.

Taruca or Andean deer (Hippocamelus antisensis) in habitat, Peru.

Tarucas Hippocamelus antisensis hippocwmelus in rocky areas in the Andes, from northern Peru to northern Argentina. Family Bovidae subfamily Antilopinae. The shoulder height of males is cm, while that of females is cm. Deer of the World, Their evolution, Behaviour, and Ecology.

Family Bovidae subfamily Caprinae.

Humans also hunt the animal for its fur and antlers.