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Greater Mouse Deer Tragulus napu
2012-10-27 17:02:44

The greater mouse deer (Tragulus napu), also known as the napu or the greater Malay chevrotain, is a species of even-toed ungulate that can be found in Borneo, Sumatra, southern areas of Thailand and Myanmar, peninsular Malaysia, and small Indonesian and Malaysian islands. It also appears on an island off the shore of Singapore, where it was thought to be extinct. It prefers a habitat within...

Lesser Mouse Deer Tragulus kanchil
2012-10-27 16:58:26

The lesser mouse deer (Tragulus kanchil), also known as the lesser Malay chevrotain or the kanchil, is an even-toed ungulate that is native to Cambodia, Indochina, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sumatra, and Burma, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within primary and secondary forests in foothills or lowland areas. It can also be found on cultivated lands at elevations of up to 1,968 feet. Within...

Java Mouse Deer Tragulus javanicus
2012-10-27 14:42:32

The Java mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus) is an even-toed ungulate that can be found in forested areas of Java and possibly Bali. Its native range includes areas in Indonesia and Malaysia. It prefers a habitat at higher elevations, although it does appear at lower elevations between 1,312 and 2,296 feet. It is thought that other chevrotains may occur on the edges of this mouse deer’s habitat,...

Pud
2012-10-08 17:58:52

The pudú, also known as the püdü or püdu in the Mapudungun language, is a genus that holds two species of South American deer. These species are known as the southern pudú, which resides in a range that extends from southern Chile to southwestern Argentina, and the northern pudú, which resides in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. Species in this genus prefer a habitat in temperate rainforests....

Feas Muntjac Muntiacus feae
2012-09-24 09:24:29

Fea’s muntjac (Muntiacus feae), also known as the Tenasserim muntjac, is a species of muntjac that resides in many areas including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and People's Republic of China. Although there is much debate regarding the range of the deer, it is most commonly accepted that it ranges from the Isthmus of Kra east and north to southern Myanmar and to...

Taruca Hippocamelus antisensis
2012-09-10 11:57:58

The taruca (Hippocamelus antisensis), also known as the North Andean deer, can be found in Andes mountains, with a range including Bolivia and Peru, as well as northwestern Argentina and Chile. This species reaches an average height between 2.2 and 2.6 feet, with a weight between 99 and 143 pounds. The taruca is threatened by habitat loss and hunting, and is in low numbers throughout its...

Pre Davids Deer Elaphurus davidianus
2012-09-07 14:34:46

Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is also known as elaphure or as the milu and is not present in the wild today. In the wild, it was native to the subtropics of China, where it preferred marshland habitats. It is a semiaquatic species that is the sole living member of its genus Elaphurus. This species is closely related to the genus Cervus, and some experts have suggested merging...

South Andean Deer Hippocamelus bisulcus
2012-09-07 09:39:21

The South Andean deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) is native to Chile and Argentina. Its other common names include the Chilean Guemal and Huemul. It inhabits the Andes, in mountainous areas as well as other hard to reach places, like low bluffs, upland forests, and open periglacial scrubland. Males and females may prefer different areas. The South Andean deer can be brown or grey-brown in color,...

Tufted Deer Elaphodus cephalophus
2012-09-05 14:09:06

Tufted Deer, Elaphodus cephalophus The tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus) is the sole member of its genus Elaphodus, and can be found in northeastern areas of Myanmar, although this is questionable and central China, where it is most commonly found. It prefers a habitat in both deciduous and evergreen forests, at elevations of up to 14,763 feet above sea level. It can also be found in...

Siberian Roe Deer Capreolus pygargus
2012-09-03 07:08:36

The Siberian roe deer (Capreolus pygargus), also known as the eastern roe deer, can be found in northeastern areas of Asia. Its range includes Mongolia, Siberia, the Korean peninsula, eastern Tibet, northeastern China, and the Tian Shan Mountains. It is thought that this species lived in England for a short period, but it no longer exists there. The roe deer species is split into two areas, in...

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