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Musk deer

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Containing group: Ruminantia


China and adjacent areas.

Other Names for Moschidae


Groves, C.P. , Y. Wang and P. Grubb. 1995. Taxonomy of musk-deer, genus Moschus (Moschidae, Mammalia). Acta Theriologica Sinica 15:181197.

Ohtaishi, N. and Y. Gao. 1990. A Review of the distribution of all species of deer (Tragulidae, Moschidae And Cervidae) in China. Mammal Review 20(2-3):125-144.

Su, B., Y.-X. Wang, H. Lan, W. Wang, and Y. Zhang. 1999. Phylogenetic study of complete cytochrome b genes in musk deer (genus Moschus) using museum samples. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12:241-249.

Yang, Q. S., X. X. Meng, L. Xia, and Z. J. Feng. 2003. Conservation status and causes of decline of musk deer (Moschus spp.) in China. Biological Conservation 109 (3):333-342.

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Scientific Name Moschidae
Comments The Thibetian Musk
Reference Sir William Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Mammalia, 1835
Scientific Name Moschus moschiferus
Location captive at Edinburgh Zoo
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Body Part head
Source Musk deer
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Ben Cooper
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