Siberian Roe Deer (Mongolia)

The common Siberian roe deer (pygargus) ranges from the eastern foot of the Urals eastward in Siberia, northern Kazakhstan, and northern Mongolia to the Gulf of Tatary. It is considerably larger than the European roe. Body length of males 48-59 inches (123-151 cm), average 53 inches (134 cm); females 47-58 inches (119-147 cm), average 51 inches (129 cm). Shoulder height of males 33-39 inches (85-100 cm), average 35 inches (90 cm); females 32-38 inches (80-96 cm), average 34-1/2 inches (87.5 cm). Weight of males up to 130 pounds (59 kg); females up to 115 pounds (52 kg). Skull length 8-1/2 to 10 inches (215-253 cm). The winter coat is grayish-brown with the typical white rump patch, but is much thicker and rougher than in the European roe deer. Summer coat is a brighter and lighter red, and lacks the waviness on neck and shoulders. The skull is narrow and long. The antlers are also much larger, heavily pearled, widely separated at the base, and slant upward in the shape of a "V." The coronets never touch as they often do in the European roe. Typical antlers have three points to a side, as in European roe, but the rear tine is sometimes bifurcated, resulting in a non-typical fourth point. Some individuals grow other non-typical tines as well. Ranges from the eastern foot of the Ural Mountains eastward in Siberia, northern Kazakhstan and northern Mongolia to the Gulf of Tatary.

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