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Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor)

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( This post was last modified: 12-10-2017, 10:16 PM by Ngala )

The sambar deer of Asian deer is one of the larger species in the deer family and most widely seen deer species in the world. They are native to southern and southeast Asia. The appearance and the size of sambar vary widely across their range, which has led to considerable taxonomic confusion in the past; over 40 different scientific synonyms have been used for the species. In general, they attain a height of 102 to 160 cm (40 to 63 in) at the shoulder and may weigh as much as 546 kg (1,204 lb), though more typically 100 to 350 kg (220 to 770 lb). Head and body length varies from 1.62 to 2.7 m (5.3 to 8.9 ft), with a 22 to 35 cm (8.7 to 13.8 in) tail.[4] Individuals belonging to western subspecies tend to be larger than those from the east, and females are smaller than males. Among all living cervid species, only the moose and the elk can attain larger sizes. The large, rugged antlers are typically rusine, the brow tines being simple and the beams forked at the tip, so they have only three tines. The antlers are typically up to 110 cm (43 in) long in fully adult individuals. As with most deer, only the males have antlers. The shaggy coat can be from yellowish brown to dark grey in colour, and while it is usually uniform in colour, some subspecies have chestnut marks on the rump and underparts. Sambar also have a small but dense mane, which tends to be more prominent in males. The tail is relatively long for deer, and is generally black above with a whitish underside.
Adult males and pregnant or lactating females possess an unusual hairless, blood-red spot located about halfway down the underside of their throats. This sometimes oozes a white liquid, and is apparently glandular in nature.
1.Rusa unicolor brookei or residing in Borneo,
2.Rusa unicolor cambogensis residing in mainland south east Asia,
3.Rusa unicolor dejeani or South china sambar deer residing in Southern and south western china,
4.Rusa unicolor equina or malayan sambar deer residing in Sumatra,
5.Rusa unicolor swinhoi or Formosan sambar deer residing in Taiwan,
6.Rusa unicolor unicolor or Indian or Srilankan sambar deer residing in India, Srilanka, Bangladesh,
7.Rusa unicolor hainana or hainan sambar deer residing in hainan, china. 

The subspecies of sambar in India and Sri Lanka are the largest of the genus with the largest antlers both in size and in body proportions. The South China sambar of Southern China and mainland Southeast Asia is probably second in terms of size with slightly smaller antlers than the Indian sambar. The Sumatran sambar that inhabits the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra and the Bornean sambar seem to have the smallest antlers in proportion to their body size. The Formosan sambar is the smallest R. unicolor with antler-body proportions more similar to the South China sambar.

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Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor) - parvez - 12-10-2017, 09:54 PM
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