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Indian spotted deer, chital (Axis axis)
Subject: Indian spotted deer, chital (Axis axis)
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Indian spotted deer, chital (Axis axis)

Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, INDIA
Scanned Slide from February 1994
Date 1 February 1994, 00:00
Source Chitals (Axis axis) doe and fawn
Author Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE

The chital or cheetal or spotted deer or axis deer (Axis axis) is a deer found in the Indian subcontinent. Axis deer is sexually dimorphic: males are larger than females, and antlers are present only on males. The upper parts are golden to rufous, completely covered in white spots.

Scientific Name: Axis axis (Erxleben, 1777)
Common Names: Chital, Cheetal, Axis Deer, Indian Spotted Deer, Spotted Deer; [French] Cerf axis
Synonyms: Cervus axis Erxleben, 1777

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