|Cervidae: Indian sambar (Rusa unicolor), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), elk (Alces alces), chital (Axis axis), Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)
Chart showing six species of deer (Cervidae).
Date published 1920
Source The Encyclopedia Americana, v. 8, 1920, facing p. 582.
Author unknown artist(s)
1 The Sambur (Cervus Aristotelis) = Indian sambar (Rusa unicolor)
2 The Virginia Deer (Cariacus virginianus) = white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
3 The Elk (Alces palmatus) = elk (Alces alces)
4 The Axis Deer (Cervus axis) = chital (Axis axis)
5 The Muntjac (Cervulus muntjac) = Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak)
6 The Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) = reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)
The Indian sambar or sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) is a large deer native to the Indian subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia.
The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.
The moose or elk (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the broad, flat (or palmate) antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration.
The chital or cheetal or spotted deer or axis deer (Axis axis) is a deer found in the Indian subcontinent. Axis deer is sexually dimorphic: males are larger than females, and antlers are present only on males. The upper parts are golden to rufous, completely covered in white spots.
The Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), also called red muntjac and barking deer, is a common muntjac deer species in South and Southeast Asia.
The reindeer or caribou (Rangifer tarandus) is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to arctic, subarctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America.