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Cervus nippon mageshimae

Basic information
Scientific name Cervus nippon mageshimae (No picture)
Common names
Higher taxon Cervidae, Artiodactyla, Mammalia
Natural range Magejima Is. (Osumi Islands, Japan)
Habitat Almost females live in forest, whereas males use grass land.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Gajajima Is. (Tokara Islands) and Akune-Oshima Is. (Kagoshima) Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1945
Route Deliberate: as sightseeing resource.
Impact Harmful to agriculture, forestry . destruction of landscape.
Native organism(s) affected: Vegetation, crops, forestry products.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Tatsuzawa (1999) Mageshima Island Homepage (in Jpn)
  • etc.
Import, transport, and keeping of the deer of genus Cervus except Japanese subspecies of C. nippon are prohibited in Japan.