Persian fallow deer

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Persian fallow deer
In Sultan Za-sruddin National Park
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Dama
D. d. mesopotamica
Trinomial name
Dama dama mesopotamica
(Brooke, 1875)

The Persian fallow deer (Dama dama mesopotamica) (gavazn-i zard in Persian) (Yah-mur in modern Hebrew) is a rare ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. Its taxonomic status is disputed, with some maintaining it as a subspecies of the fallow deer,[2] while others treat it as a separate species, Dama mesopotamica.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Template:IUCN2011.2 Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
  2. Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.

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