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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Taruca – Wikipedia

The deer habitat exhibit large daily temperature ranges and large amounts of seasonal rainfall. From these fragments, corresponded to nonanalyzed pollen grains. Threats to the taruca include a reduction in habitat quality and continued habitat fragmentation 7as well as competition with livestock 1. Tarucas are gregarious, but do not live in stable herds, with individuals moving between groups of up to thirty members each over the course of a few days.

Herb A small, non-woody, seed bearing plant in which all the aerial parts die back at the end of each growing season.

International Journal of Zoology

Large subfamily listed below. In Quebrada Rajucolta at Huascaran National Park there were fresh tracks every sampling dates, indicating continuous use by the species. Hippocamelus antisensis d’Orbigny The protocol elaborated by Cosse [ 27 ] was followed in this case.

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The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Also described for the first time are dominance, threat, courtship and mounting, flight, group, and comfort behavior.

The deer seem to avoid predators by hiding and leaving areas with predators inconspicuously. The gestation period is days; this is unusually long for a small deer Geist It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Both sexes have speckled yellowish gray brown fur and a tail that is dark brown on top and white on the undersurface Nowak The density was estimated by the population size of tarucas in each area number of different individuals sighted plus the ones inferred by tracksdivided by the area used.

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

Deer of the World, Their evolution, Behaviour, and Ecology. Most of the genera were not circumscribed to the distribution of the taruca.

Rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus. These deer also move change elevation according to the time of the year.

The Natural History of Deer. Sign In or Create an Account. Most of the fragments were identified to species level; however, in some few cases, the identification only reached genus or family 1 case.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Males also possess canine teeth in their antjsensis jaw, which females usually, but not always, lack. There is some movement between groups of both males and females during sntisensis mating season. Great egret Casmerodius albus. It is important to notice that most of the species of plants found and collected in the field were represented in the diet. Large family listed below.


Four of the sampled areas showed continuous use by the tarucas: Indian spotted chevrotain M. The increase of the understanding of taruca nutrition, as well as the determination of continuous and temporal use of areas, will increase the effectiveness of ecologists and wildlife managers by providing a diet and occupation pattern that hippodamelus be compared to domestic ungulates in the area and determine if animal hippocamelue is also displacing this native deer.

A trustworthy assessment of the variety of foods consumed by taruca is essential to understand its ecology and to assess the threats generated by human activities such as cattle and sheep ranching.

Tarucas live along the Puna grassland biome [ 1 hippocamellus, 245 ], and there is a marked breeding season during the austral and rainy summer season in the Andes [ 1 ]. Abstract Ecological and behavioral observations of a little-known high-Andean deer, the taruca Hippocamelus antisensisare reported from the Lake Titicaca basin, southern Peru.