Indian spotted chevrotain

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Indian spotted chevrotain
Indian spotted chevrotain Moschiola indica Mouse deer from the Anaimalai hills DSC9927 03.jpg
Indian spotted chevrotain in the Anaimalai Hills, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Tragulidae
Genus: Moschiola
Species:
M. indica
Binomial name
Moschiola indica
(Gray, 1852)
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Synonyms

Tragulus meminna (in part)

The Indian spotted chevrotain (Moschiola indica) is a species of even-toed ungulate in the family Tragulidae. It is native to India and possibly Nepal. It lives in rainforests and is nocturnal.[1] It has a body length of 57.5 cm (22.6 in) with a 2.5 cm (0.98 in) long tail length and weighs around 3 kg (6.6 lb). This was earlier included under the name of Tragulus meminna, but studies on the systematics of the group have led to that name being restricted to the Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Duckworth, J.W. & Timmins, R.J. (2015). "Moschiola indica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T136585A61979067.
  2. ^ Groves, C. & Meijaard, E. (2005) Intraspecific variation in Moschiola, the Indian Chevrotain. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement 12:413-421 PDF Archived July 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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