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Barasingha is commonly known as Swamp deer. It is largely found in northern and central India.
The zoological name of swamp deer is Rucervus duvaucelli which falls under the genus Rucervus. At present, one can find them only in the protected sanctuaries of India.
The swamp deer of India derives its name 'Barasingha' from its large antlers. The classification of swamp deer is as below,
The antlers are also varying from regions. In Northern India, the Barasingha have antlers which has a shiner and lighter appearance. Its average life span ranges between 20-30 years . During the summer the coat of barasingha lightens and develops light spots on the back and lateral sides. They have slim tail with whitish complexion.