Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer)
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Habitat: Forests, woodlands, and riparian areas.

Habits: The choice of diet is largely dependent on food availability, and thus varies with locality. Acorns are a nutritious staple during the fall and winter when competition with cattle is most intense. The white rump patch is used as a signal to communicate with other deer. They can run at speeds of up to 56 kph (35 mph) and jump obstacles 2.6 m (8.5 ft) high; they also can swim very well.


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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