Odocoileus hemionus (Mule Deer)
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Habitat: Open arid terrain, including the steep slopes of rocky mesas with shrubby one-seeded junipers, hackberries, mountain mahogany, Gambel’s oak, skunk bush, piñon pines, and grama grasses.

Habits: Mule Deer are polygamous. Does breed at 2 years of age, bucks breed at 3 or 4. The preferred foods are leaves and twigs of shrubs, also known as “browse.”


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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