Alpine musk deer

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Alpine musk deer
A female Alpine musk deer
Moschus chrysogaster
Scientific classification
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 species of musk deer. It occurs in the highlands of central China, south and west to the Himalayas in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Two subspecies are recognized:

Records from the Himalayan foothills are now considered a separate species, the Himalayan musk deer.

Moschus chrysogaster is the state animal of Uttarakhand.[2]

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  1. ^ Wang, Y., Harris, R.B. (2008). Moschus chrysogaster. 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.
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