Northern pudu

Northern pudu

Mapudungun püdü, püdu

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Pudu mephistophiles

The northern pudu (Pudu mephistophiles, Mapudungun püdü or püdu) is a species of South American deer native to the Andes of Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador. It is the world's smallest deer and is classified as Data Deficient in the IUCN Red List.

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The northern pudu is the smallest species of deer in the world, standing 32 to 35 cm (13 to 14 in) tall at the shoulder and weighing 3.3 to 6 kg (7.3 to 13.2 lb). The antlers of the northern pudu grow to about 6 cm (2.4 in) long and curve backward. Its coat tends to be lighter than that of the southern pudu, but the face is darker compared to the coat. It is found at higher altitudes than its sister species, from 2,000 to 4,000 m (6,600 to 13,100 ft) above sea level.

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References

1. Northern Pudu Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_pudu
2. Northern pudu on iucnredlist - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18847/22163836

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