Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Philippine Stamp: Visayan Spotted Deer

The Visayan Spotted Deer (Rusa alfredisyn. Cervus alfredi), also known as the Philippine Spotted Deer, is a nocturnal and endangered species of deer located primarily in the rainforests of the Visayan islands of Panay and Negros though it once roamed other islands such as Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, and Samar. It is one of three endemic deer species in the Philippines, although it was not recognized as a separate species until 1983.

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