Alpine musk deer

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Alpine musk deer
A female Alpine musk deer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Moschidae
Genus: Moschus
Species: M. chrysogaster
Binomial name
Moschus chrysogaster
Hodgson, 1839

The Alpine musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) is a musk deer species native to the eastern Himalayas in Nepal, Bhutan and India to the highlands of central China.[1]

Two subspecies are recognized:

The Alpine musk deer recorded in the Himalayan foothills is now considered a separate species, the Himalayan musk deer.[citation needed]

It is the state animal of Uttarakhand.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Harris, R. (2016). "Moschus chrysogaster". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 

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