The White-Tailed Deer

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Odocoileus virginianus

 

Domain - Eukarya

The white-tailed deer is multicellular. Their bodies contain distinct types of cells that specialized for different functions, all cells work together. It also contains membrane bound organelles.

Kingdom- Animalia

The white-tailed deer lacks cells walls, multicellular, and hetertrophic.

Phylum- Chordata

The white-tailed deer contains an endoskeleton, it is triploblastic; 3 germ layers, bilateral symmetry, a spine (notochord made of connective tissues), and a complete digestive track.

Class- Mammalia

The white-tailed deer is warm-blooded, has a four chamber heart, hair on its body, has live births, and has mammary glands to nurse its young.

Sub-Class- Theria

Ungulates or cloven, hoofed animals

Order- Artiodactyla

This means even toes, four toes on each foot. The Artiodactyla are the most successful of all herbivores with approximately 240 members.

Family- Cerdivae

The entire deer family has four toes on each foot. The deer family is known to be grazers eating; berries, thickets, grass, flowers, herbs, farmers' crops, and fruit to name some of their dietary intake.

Genus- Odocoileus

Relatively small deer with short ears, males antlers come off the main beam female tend to not have antlers, tails are roughly 6 to 12 in length and white underneath. Deer are reddish brown in summer and grayish in winter. Deer's offspring (fawn) are same color sprinkled with white dots.

Species- Odocoileus virginianus

All of the above information about the classification makes the white-tailed deer.

Sub-Species- Dependent on area animal is born.