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"The black-tailed deer was once believed to be a subspecies of the North American mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), however, recent DNA testing has proven this not to be the case. In Valerius Geist's book Mule Deer Country he explains that by testing the mitochondrial DNA of the three species (blacktail, whitetail and mule deer), researchers. Alaska Department of Fish and Game P.O. Box W. 8th Street Juneau, AK Office Locations. Black-tailed deer definition is - mule deer; especially: one of a subspecies (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) especially of British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington. Big Game Statistics: Deer 13 Black-tailed Deer Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) make their home in the timber and heavy brush of western Oregon. The population level is largely dependent on habitat quality and quantity. In western Oregon black-tailed deer are typically found in brushy areas at the edges of forests and.
The black-tailed deer is currently common in California,  western Oregon, Washington, in coastal and interior British Columbia, and north into the Alaskan panhandle. It is a popular game animal. Taxonomy. Though the black-tailed deer arguably is a species, virtually all recent authorities maintain it as a subspecies of the mule deer (O. Chronic wasting disease is a progressive, fatal neurological disease of captive and/or free-ranging mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), mule deer hybrids, black-tailed deer, white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis), and Shira’s moose (Alces alces) in North chronic wasting disease was for the first time detected in Europe (Norway) in free. The smaller coast, or black-tailed, deer (O. hemionus columbianus) is found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to northern gh mule deer and black-tailed deer are the same species, the mule deer’s mitochondrial DNA, which is passed down through the maternal line, is very close to that of. Absolutely Delightful Facts About the Black-tailed Deer. Considered as one of the nine species among the mule deer, the black-tailed deer is an elegant mammal that mostly inhabits North America. AnimalSake rolls out black-tailed deer facts that will catch your interest for sure.
Description Top of page. Sitka black-tailed deer (O. hemionus sitkensis) tend to be smaller than some other subspecies: body mass is typically around 36 kg for females and 54 kg for males, compared to kg (females) and kg (males) in Columbian black-tailed deer (O. h. columbianus).The Californian subspecies O. h. californicus also tends to be small, typically kg for females and. Features: Columbian black-tailed deer are smaller and darker than mule deer. As the name suggests, black-tailed deer have a wide, triangular tail with a dark brown or black top and a white underside. Habitat: Blacktails are a subspecies of mule deer found in western Oregon from the Coast Range east to the Cascade Mountains. They are edge-adapted species using the region’s dense forest cover. McCoy, K. Sitka black-tailed deer pellet-group surveys in Southeast Alaska, report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Annual Report 1 July –30 June , Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Project , Douglas. Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer in Alabama white-tailed deer, the book makes an excellent reference tool. This publication is dedi-cated to those who have worked diligently to restore, protect, and manage this beautiful symbol of deer and File Size: 1MB.