The New International Encyclopædia/Swamp Deer
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SWAMP DEER, or Barasingha. A deer of Northern India, of rather large size, with smooth and somewhat flattened antlers, with a prominent brow-tine and sometimes 16 to 20 points. It is a grazer, keeps in the outskirts of the woods, and on grassy lands, and in winter gathers into small bands. Its scientific name is Cervus Duvaucelli. Consult Lydekker, Deer of All Lands (London, 1898).