Capreolus pygargus tianschanicus
English : Siberian roe deer
French : Chevreuil de Sibérie
Class : Mammalia
Order : Cetartiodactyla
Family : Cervidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known. Their validity is questionned.
The species grows to a body length of 145 cm, shoulder height of 94 cm and a weight of 50 kg. No distinct facial markings apart from blackish snout. Head greyish-brown, rest of fur uniform rufous brown. Antlers are growing vertically.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in eastern Asia, from Kazakhstan to north-east China and Korea. Species also found from Russia to Siberia. Lives in forests with clearings, steppes with tall grasses, up to 3000 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a large range but has declined in Russia because of widespread hunting and in China and Korea because of habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known