Thorold's deer

Thorold's deer
Scientific classification edit
C. albirostris
Binomial name
Cervus albirostris
(Przewalski, 1883)

Przewalskium albirostris
Przewalskium albirostre

Thorold's deer (Cervus albirostris)[2] is a threatened species of deer found in grassland, shrubland, and forest at high altitudes in the eastern Tibetan Plateau.[3] It is also known as the white-lipped deer (Baichunlu, 白唇鹿, in Simplified Chinese, ཤྭ་བ་མཆུ་དཀར།་ in Standard Tibetan) for the white patches around its muzzle.[4]

This deer fills an ecological niche similar to the Tibetan red deer (shou, the subspecies wallichi of the red deer species group). It was first scientifically described by Nikolai Przhevalsky in 1883,[1] and the first specimens were procured by G. W. Thorold,[3] after whom the species is named. As of early 2011, more than 100 Thorold's deer are kept in ISIS-registered zoos,[5] and in 1998 it was estimated that about 7000 remain in the wild.[1]


Although the species was first described by Przhevalsky in 1883, it is known as "Thorold's deer" because the first specimens was procured by G. W. Thorold.[3] The former genus, however, is named after Przhevalsky (Przewalskium) and the species name (albirostris) comes from the Latin albus (white) and rostrum (snout), referring to the white muzzle and lips. The name also came from the Chinese word baichunlu (白唇鹿, simplified Chinese), meaning "white-lipped".[6] For this reason, Thorold's deer is also commonly known as the white-lipped deer.[7]

Other Languages
brezhoneg: Karv Thorold
čeština: Jelen bělohubý
Esperanto: Blanklipa cervo
français: Cerf de Thorold
한국어: 토롤드사슴
Bahasa Indonesia: Rusa Thorold
Bahasa Melayu: Rusa Thorold
မြန်မာဘာသာ: နှုတ်ခမ်းဖြူသမင်
Nederlands: Witliphert
српски / srpski: Торолдов јелен
українська: Біломордий олень
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئاق تۇمشۇق بۇغا
Tiếng Việt: Hươu môi trắng
中文: 白唇鹿