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Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 (white-tailed deer)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49288

Alternative combinations: Cervus virginianus, Dama virginiana

Synonyms: Odocoileus cooki Frick 1937 (no. 49280), Odocoileus sheridanus Frick 1937 (no. 49287)

Belongs to Odocoileus according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Odocoileus brachydontus, Odocoileus brachyodontus, Odocoileus dolichopsis, Odocoileus hemionus, Odocoileus laevicornis, Odocoileus peruvianus, Odocoileus rothschildi, Odocoileus salinae, Odocoileus sellardsiae

Subtaxa: Odocoileus virginianus aplodon

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Average measurements (in mm): M1 14.2 x 14.3, M2 15.7 x 15.4, M3 15.5 x 15.2, m1 13.5 x 9.8, femur length 270.0, humerus length 215.0, radius length 239.0, skull 213.9 x 88.6, tibia length 315.0

Estimated body mass: 64.9 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length