from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of North American deer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The generic name for the American deer of which the Virginia deer is a typical example. The name was given by Rafinesque in 1832 to a premolar, supposed by him to belong to an extinct species, found in a cave near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The spelling has been amended to Odocælus by Sclater, and Odontocoileus by Elliot, but according to commonly accepted rules the original spelling stands.
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- n. North American deer
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Obviously, the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is quite abundant around here.
The savanna deer (Odocoileus virginiaunus gymnotis), lives together with the puma (Puma concolor), and several other carnivores such as the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorous) and the jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguaroundi). in the open grasslands taking refuge in the forest patches remaining and along the water currents.
Some notable mammals are white‑tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, white‑lipped peccary Tayassu pecary, collared peccary Tayassu tajacu, Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii (VU), white‑face monkey Cebus capucinus and spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi, howler monkey Alouatta palliata, collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla, jaguar Panthera onca (VU), margay Felis wiedii (VU), jaguarundi F. yagouaroundi and ocelot F. pardalis (VU).
There are seven species of ungulates native to the Park: elk Cervus elaphus, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, bison Bison bison, moose Alces alces shirasi, bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis, pronghorn deer Antilocapra americana, a population recently halved in number 'and white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus.
The Coiba Island agouti Dasyprocta coibae is endemic, as are the Coiba Island howler monkey Alouatta coibensis (EN), mantled howler monkey A. palliata coibensis, an opossum Didelphis marsupialis and a white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus rothschildi.
The relatively mild winter microclimate, coupled with an abundant food supply, provides critical winter range for native ungulates such as pronghorn Antilocapra americana, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus and white-tailed deer O. virginianus.
Other mammals include black footed ferret Mustela nigripes (extinct in the wild but reintroduced), occasional spotted skunk Spilogale gracilis leucoparia and black bear Ursus americanus amblyceps, grey fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus, coyote Canis latrans, bobcat Lynx rufus texensis and occasionally puma Puma concolor, javelina or collared peccary Pecari tajacu angulatus (reintroduced), pronghorn antelope Antilocapra americana (reintroduced), and mule deer Odocoileus hemionus crooki.
Large mammals include coyote Canis latrans, mountain lion Felis concolor, bobcat F. rufus, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, elk Alces alces, pronghorn antelope Antilocapra americana, and desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis.
There are increased sightings of new types of insect and an increase in cougar (Puma concolor) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus).
The most commonly seen mammals include chipmunk Eutamias spp., yellow-bellied marmot Marmota flaviventris, ground squirrel Spermophilus spp., black bear Ursus americanus, coyote Canis latrans and mule deer Odocoileus hemionus.
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