Animal Size

Marsh deer size: How big do they get?

How big does a Marsh deer get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) reaches an average size of 1.72 meter (5′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 111.76 kg (246.39 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 4.2 kg (9.26 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Marsh deers have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Marsh deer (genus: Blastocerus) is a member of the family Cervidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Marsh deer is  (5' 8

The marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) is the largest deer species from South America reaching a length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and a shoulder height of 1.2 m (3.9 ft). It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Formerly found in much of tropical and subtropical South America, it ranged east of the Andes, south from the Amazon rainforest, west of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and north of the Argentinian Pampa. Today it is largely reduced to isolated populations at marsh and lagoon zones in the Paraná, Paraguay, Araguaia and Guapore river basins. Small populations also occur in the southern Amazon, including Peru where protected in Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. It is listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN and on CITES Appendix I.The latter half of its scientific name refers to the forked antlers. Marsh deer resemble the North American mule deer or blacktail deer.

Animals of the same family as a Marsh deer

We found other animals of the Cervidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Marsh deer

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Marsh deer:

  • Anoa with a size of 1.73 meter (5′ 9″)
  • Spotted seal with a size of 1.64 meter (5′ 5″)
  • Hartebeest with a size of 1.98 meter (6′ 6″)
  • Ribbon seal with a size of 1.54 meter (5′ 1″)
  • Vicuña with a size of 1.58 meter (5′ 3″)
  • Tiger with a size of 1.83 meter (6′ 0″)
  • Bighorn sheep with a size of 1.57 meter (5′ 2″)
  • Mule deer with a size of 1.52 meter (5′ 0″)
  • Vaquita with a size of 1.52 meter (5′ 0″)
  • Harbour porpoise with a size of 1.53 meter (5′ 1″)

Animals with the same litter size as a Marsh deer

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Marsh deer:

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh deer

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Blastocerus dichotomus: