Sika deer

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Sika deer
Male (stag)
Females (hinds)
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. nippon
Binomial name
Cervus nippon
Temminck, 1838
Subspecies

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The sika deer, Cervus nippon, an aa kent as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species o deer native tae much o East Asie, an introduced tae various ither pairts o the warld. Previously foond frae northren Vietnam in the sooth tae the Roushie Far East in the north,[1] it is nou uncommon in these auries, excludin Japan, whaur the species is owerabundant.[2] Its name comes frae shika (鹿?), the Japanese wird for "deer".

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Harris, R.B. (2008). Cervus nippon. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. Kaji, Koichi; Takashi Saitoh, Hiroyuki Uno, Hiroyuki Matsuda, and Kohji Yamamura. "Adaptive management of sika deer populations in Hokkaido, Japan: theory and practice" (PDF). Retrieved 19 January 2011.