Odocoileus hemionus Rafinesque 1817 (mule deer)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Alternative combinations: Cervus hemionus, Dama hemionus

Synonyms: Cariacus ensifer Cope 1889, Odocoileus cascensis Frick 1937, Odocoileus columbianus Merriam 1898, Odocoileus ensifer Cope 1889

Belongs to Odocoileus according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

See also Alroy 2002, Frick 1937, Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Morgan and Rinehart 2007, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Odocoileus brachydontus, Odocoileus brachyodontus, Odocoileus dolichopsis, Odocoileus laevicornis, Odocoileus peruvianus, Odocoileus rothschildi, Odocoileus salinae, Odocoileus sellardsiae, Odocoileus virginianus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Quaternary of Canada (3: Alberta, British Columbia collections), Mexico (1), United States (16: California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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