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Chevrotains, Mouse Deer

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Containing group: Ruminantia


Tropical forests of central Africa, India, and south-eastern Asia.

Other Names for Tragulidae


Janis, C. M. 1984. Tragulids as living fossils. Pages 87-94 in Living Fossils. N. Eldredge and S. M. Stanley, eds. Casebooks in Earth Sciences, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Tokyo.

Kimura, J., M. Sasaki, H. Endo, and K. Fukuta. 2004. Anatomical and histological characterization of the female reproductive organs of mouse deer (Tragulidae). Placenta 25(8-9):705-711.

Matsubayashi, H., E. Bosi, and S. Kohshima. 2003. Activity and habitat use of lesser mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus). Journal of Mammology 84(1):234-242.

Meijaard, E. and C. P. Groves. 2004. A taxonomic revision of the Tragulus mouse-deer (Artiodactyla). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 140(1):63-102.

Metais, G., Y. Chaimanee, J. J. Jaeger, and S. Ducrocq. 2001. New remains of primitive ruminants from Thailand: evidence of the early evolution of the Ruminantia in Asia. Zoologica Scripta 30(4):231-248.

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.

Pickford, M. 2001. Africa's smallest ruminant: A new tragulid from the Miocene of Kenya and the biostratigraphy of East African Tragulidae. Geobios 34(4):437-447.

Pickford, M., B. Senut, and U. Mourer-Chauvire. 2004. Early Pliocene tragulidae and peafowls in the rift valley, Kenya: Evidence for rainforest in east Africa. Comptes Rendus Palevol 3(3):179-189.

Thomas, H., L. Ginsburg, C. Hintong, and V. Suteethorn. 1990. A new tragulid, Siamotragulus sanyathanai n.g., n.sp. (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Thailand (Amphoe Pong, Phayao Province). Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris, Série IIa 310:989-995.

Webb, S. D. 1998. Hornless ruminants. Pages 463-476 in Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America. C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott and L. L. Jacobs, eds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Webb, S. D. and B. E. Taylor. 1980. The phylogeny of hornless ruminants and a description of the cranium of Archaomeryx. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 167:117-158.

West, R. M. 1980. A minute new species of Dorcatherium (Tragulidae, Mammalia) from the Chinji Formation near Daud Khel, Mianwali District, Pakistan. Contribution in Biology and Geology 33:1-6.

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Scientific Name Tragulus napu
Location captive at Singapore Zoo
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source zoo-mousedeer
Source Collection Flickr
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Scientific Name Tragulus javanicus
Location captive at Antwerpen Zoo, Belgium
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source kleine kantjil
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2007 frank wouters
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