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Sika deer

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Sika deer
Male (stag)
Females (hinds)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Cervidae
Subfaimily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. nippon
Binomial name
Cervus nippon
Temminck, 1838

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The sika deer (Cervus nippon), kent as the spattit deer or the Japanese deer an aw, is a species o deer hamelt in the muckle feck o East Aisie, an introducit tae various ither pairts o the warld. Previously foond frae northren Vietnam in the sooth tae the Roushien Far East in the north,[1] it is nou uncommon in these airts, excludin Japan, whaur the species is owerabundant.[2] Its name comes frae shika (鹿), the Japanee wird for "deer".


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  1. a b Harris, R.B. (2008). "Cervus nippon". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 5 Apryle 2009. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. Kaji, Koichi. "Adaptive management of sika deer populations in Hokkaido, Japan: theory and practice". Archived frae the original (PDF) on 27 Julie 2011. Retrieved 19 Januar 2011. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)