Classification                                                    photo from microsoft clip art

Domain: Eukarya- cells contain a membrane bound nucleus

Kingdom: Animalia- heterotrophic, multicellular

Phylum: Chordata- contains a notochord, pharyngeal gill slits, dorsal nerve cord, and endostyle at some point in development

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Mammalia- possess middle ear bones, hair, and mammary glands

Order: Artiodactyla- the animals third and fourth digits are large and bear its weight on all artiodactyls, hence the name

Family: Cervidae- deer, moose, elk and caribou

Genus: Odocoileus- mule deer and white-tailed deer

Species: Odocoileus hemionus- mule deer