Black-tailed Deer

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Black-tailed deer

Black-tailed deer at Alum Rock Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Suborder:Ruminantia
Family:Cervidae
Subfamily:Capreolinae
Genus:Odocoileus
Species:hemionus

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Like all deer, black-tailed deer are herbivores.
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Male black-tailed deer, like this one from Olympic National Park, develop antlers in the summer.

The Black-tailed deer is a species of deer found in western North America.

It is sometimes classified as a subspecifes of the mule deer, as reflected in its scientific name O. hemionus columbianus as compared to the Rocky Mountain mule deer's O. hemionus hemionus. However this classification is not widely followed.

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