Dwarf musk deer

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Dwarf Musk Deer
Moschus berezovskii - Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology - DSC02453.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Moschidae
Genus: Moschus
Species: M. berezovskii
Binomial name
Moschus berezovskii
Flerov 1929

The Dwarf Musk Deer or Chinese Forest Musk Deer (Moschus berezovskii, Chinese: 林麝; pinyin: Lín shè) is an artiodactyl native to southern and central China and northernmost Vietnam. On June 14, 1976, China entered the Dwarf Musk Deer onto its endangered species list.[2] There are four subspecies recognized:[3]

  • M. b. berezovskii
  • M. b. bijiangensis
  • M. b. caobangis
  • M. b. yanguiensis


  1. ^ Wang, Y. & Harris, R.B. (2008). Moschus berezovskii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
  2. ^ Endangered Species - Dwarf Musk Deer Facts
  3. ^ Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder, ed. (2005) (in German), Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3. ed.), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0-8018-8221-4