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Sika Deer
Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Cervidae - deer and moose »  genus Cervus

Scientific synonyms

Cervus sika

Other names

= Japanese Deer
= Sika
= Spotted deer

Least Concern LC

Images

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Cervus nippon pseudaxis - Vietnamese Sika Deer

Cervus nippon pseudaxis - Vietnamese Sika Deer

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Cervus nippon hortulorum - Dybowski's Deer

Cervus nippon hortulorum - Dybowski's Deer

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

Author: Richard Ford

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

Author: Richard Ford

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

male

Author: Milan Kořínek

juvenile animal

Cervus nippon - Sika Deer

female

Author: Milan Kořínek

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera pardus orientalis (Schlegel, 1857) - Amur Leopard, Panthera tigris altaica Temminck, 1844 - Siberian Tiger

parasite: Oesophagostomum sikae Cameron & Parnell, 1933, Dicrocoelium chinensis Tang & Tang, 1978

Included taxa

Number of records: 16

subspecies Cervus nippon aplodontus (Heude, 1884) - Honshu Sika
subspecies Cervus nippon grassianus (Heude, 1884) - Shanxi Sika Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon hortulorum Swinhoe, 1864 - Dybowski's Deer

Cervus nippon hortulorum

subspecies Cervus nippon keramae (Kuroda, 1924) - Kerama Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon kopschi Swinhoe, 1873 - South China Sika Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon mageshimae Kuroda & Okada, 1950 - Mageshima Sika Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon mandarinus Milne-Edwards, 1871 - North China Sika Deer

Cervus nippon mandarinus

subspecies Cervus nippon mantchuricus (Swinhoe, 1864) - Manchurian Sika Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon nippon Temminck, 1838 - Japanese Sika Deer

Cervus nippon nippon

subspecies Cervus nippon pseudaxis Eydoux & Souleyet, 1841 - Vietnamese Sika Deer

Cervus nippon pseudaxis

subspecies Cervus nippon pulchellus Imaizumi, 1970 - Tsushima Sika Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon sichuanicus Guo, Chen & Wang, 1978 - Sichuan Sika Deer
subspecies Cervus nippon soloensis Heude, 1888
subspecies Cervus nippon taiouanus Blyth, 1860 - Taiwanese Sika Deer

Cervus nippon taiouanus

subspecies Cervus nippon yakushimae Kuroda & Okada, 1950 - Yakushima Sika Deer

Cervus nippon yakushimae

subspecies Cervus nippon yesoensis Heude, 1884 - Hokkaido Sika

Cervus nippon yesoensis


Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305263]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [209:sikahirsche]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838]
CZ Pluháček J., Hrabina P. & Robovský J. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 2 – jelenovití (Cervidae), kabarovití (Moschidae) a kančilovití (Tragulidae), Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 42: 281–296 [as Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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i species introduced to area described by check-list

s synantropic species (In area described by check-list dependent on human)

extinct taxon