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Indian spotted deer, chital (Axis axis)
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Chital in Gir Forest National Park - Indian spotted deer (Axis axis).jpg
Resolution: 3291x2404 File Size: 1583382 Bytes Date: 2013:11:25 08:46:28 Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i (Canon) F number: f/4.5 Exposure: 1/160 sec Focal Length: 84/1 Upload Date: 2017:07:17 13:46:52

Indian spotted deer, chital (Axis axis)

English: Axis deer (Axis axis) in Gir Forest National Park, India
Français : Cerfs axis (Axis axis) dans le parc national de Gir, Inde
Date 25 November 2013
Author Bernard Gagnon

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. The chital is the sole member of the genus Axis and is classified under the family Cervidae (deer). The species was first described by German naturalist Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben in 1777.
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Axis
Species: Axis axis (Erxleben, 1777)

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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