Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain
|Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain|
Moschus meminna Erxleben, 1777
Moschiola meminna is a species of even-toed ungulate in the chevrotain family (Tragulidae). Particularly in the old literature, M. meminna often refers to the spotted chevrotains as a whole. Today, the name is increasingly restricted to the Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain or white-spotted chevrotain, with the Indian spotted chevrotain M. indica and/or the yellow-striped chevrotain M. kathygre treated as distinct species. Known as ශ්රී ලංකා සුදු තිත් මීමින්නා in Sinhala.
Head and body length is 55–60 cm. Dull dirt-brown in color with 3-4 dotted white stripes going longitudinally along flak
- Duckworth, J.W. & Timmins, R.J. (2008). "Moschiola meminna". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 November 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
- IUCN Redlist
- Groves, C. & Meijaard, E. (2005) Intraspecific variation in Moschiola, the Indian Chevrotain. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement 12:413-421 PDF
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