Mérida brocket

Mérida brocket[1]
Scientific classification
Species: M. bricenii
Binomial name
Mazama bricenii
(Thomas, 1908)

The Mérida brocket (Mazama bricenii), also known as the Meroia brocket or rufous brocket,[2][3] is a small species of deer. It is found in forest and páramo at altitudes of 1,000–3,500 metres (3,300–11,500 ft) in the Andes of northern Colombia and western Venezuela.[2] It was once treated as a subspecies of the similar Little Red Brocket, but has been considered a distinct species since 1987,[1] though as recent as 1999 some maintained it as a subspecies.[4]


  1. 1 2 Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Artiodactyla". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 656. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. 1 2 3 Lizcano, D. J. & Alvarez, S. J. (2008). "Mazama bricenii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.
  3. "Mazama bricenii". ZipcodeZoo. BayScience Foundation, Inc. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  4. Nowak, R. M. (eds) (1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. 6th edition. Johns Hopkins University Press.
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