White-Tailed Deer - Similar Species
White-tailed deer have similar characteristics with other species. These species include Mule deer, Black-tailed deer, and Coues deer. Some differences can be seen between them by looking at their tails. White-tailed deer have brown with white underneath; Mule deer have a short black tipped tail with a white rump patch; Black-tailed deer have a mainly black tail. This can be seen below:
White-tailed deer have 27 subspecies. These range from northern Canada down to South America. Differences in subspecies mainly involve size but sometime involve appearance. The heaviest of subspecies being in Canada and gradually decreasing as the distance to the equator decreases.