Roter Mazama Mazama americana (Erxleben, 1777)


English: Red Brockett; French: Daguet rouge; Argentina: Gasucho, corzuela colorado, venado colorado; Aztek: mazatl; Brazil: Veado mateiro, Veado pardu, Guasú-pará; Guarani: guazú-pitá; Mexican: Maya: yuc/yuk; Temazate, temazame; Quechua: taruka.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: From Mexico to central South America and Argentina.
Behaviour: Preferred habitat: dense low and mountain forests; actiye by day and at twilight; live alone or in pairs and feed on all kinds of plants, grass, fruits and shoots. They are good swimmers and prefer a habitat close to water. Predators include dogs and pumas.
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 16-21 kg
Head and body length: 90-130 cm
Tail length: 10-15 cm
Shoulder height: 50-70 cm
Gestation period: 220 days
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: Record SCI: 13 3/8 score, 1970 Brazil, R.E. SPEEGLE; average 9 score. Average CIC: 32 points.
Hunting methods: With dogs.
Subspecies: 14 are listed, but never fully defined, and therefore omitted here.
Remarks: A revision is required of the validity of all subspecies.