Cervus xanthopygus

(Milne-Edwards, 1867)

Vernacular names
English : Manchurian wapiti
French : Wapiti de Mandchourie

Class : Mammalia
Order : Cetartiodactyla
Family : Cervidae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Adults can grow to a body length of 2.40 m for a weight of 350 kg and a shoulder height of 150 cm. Fur color is creamy-fawn in winter, light beige in summer with dark dorsal line. Yellowish rump patch bordered by a black line. Very short tail.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in north-east Asia, from south-west Siberia to Ussuriland and Manchuria in north-east China. Lives in boreal forests and woodlands, up to 3300 meters but usually lower.

IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN (as C. canadensis)
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species hasn’t been assessed by itself. It could be vulnerable to habitat loss (logging) and hunting locally so it might warrant threatened status.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known



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