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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While females often have a dark brown area on the forehead, facial markings are much clearer in the males. Family Bovidae subfamily Bovinae. Pelea Grey rhebok P. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The ranges of the two species are separated by a large gap.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Humans also hunt the animal for its fur and antlers Economic Importance for Humans: To learn about climate change and the species that are affected, visit our climate change pages. International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Local people report that the taruca is diurnaloften following a daily activity pattern which involves descending into qntisensis valleys to reach water sources 2. Find out more Find out more about the taruca: The Andean deer has been on the Endangered list since Whippomorpha unranked clade Hippopotamidae Hippopotamus Hippopotamus H.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. It has been observed that an adult female often leads the group, while the males will bring up the rear 2.

A total of fragments corresponded to the vegetative divisions Bryophyta mosses and Pteridophyta ferns.

Twins have been observed in captivity, but are rare. The identified structures included pollen grains, epidermis, and pteridophyte sporangia. Great egret Casmerodius albus. There is uneven fragmentation of different species during the digestion. Males drop their antlers immediately after the breeding season finishes, in September, with the new pair beginning to grow in December, and losing the velvet by February.

Taruca – Wikipedia

In males the ears are lengthy and narrow and the tail extends less than 10 percent of length of the body. Year-round collection of pellets at Parinacota, northern Chile, only identified Gramineae species in pellets collected during the rainy season [ 5 ], but in an insignificant percentage.


The tissues were photographed through the microscope to create the antisfnsis pattern e. Individual groups are typically led by the females. The taruca has a brown tail with a fluffy, white underside 3.

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

These procedures allow measuring plant species percentages in the diet of specific ungulates by determining the percentages of plant tissues found in the samples [ 1920 ]. Sexual dimorphism is pronounced.

Pellet group collected in the field, only one was later selected by chance. The Andean Deer is a herbivore, and its diet is composed mostly of sedges and grasses found between the rocks on high peaks. Andean hillstar Oreotrochilus estella.

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