Muntjacs

Muntjacs

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Cervidae
Subfamily : Muntiacinae
Genus : Muntiacus

 

Animals in the genus Muntiacus

Black muntjac
Indian muntjac
Facts about the genus Muntiacus, the muntjacs

Axis is the sister to Cervus (sensu lato); either Dama or Muntiacus is the sister to the remaining cervines. (Full text)

It has been hypothesized that the barking of muntjacs is actually a vocalization of inner anxiety that accompanies being hunted by predators or challenged by a dominant individual and that it has little to do with mating, defending territory, food procurement or identification of individuals. (Full text)

The tail of giant muntjacs is relatively short and triangle-shaped. (Full text)

The Indian muntjacs is a primitive species of deer native to Southeast Asia.

''In particular, the presence of species such as gaur, sambar deer and muntjacs is important for tigers that rely on these prey species.

MUNTJAC Life for many muntjacs is made soft by homeowners who find the debris large, dewy eyes and tiny antlers irresistible.

The results of cross-species hybridization suggest that the ancestral chromosome number in deer species probably approximates 70 and that the reduction in chromosome number in the muntjacs is mainly the result of multiple chromosome fusions (Yang and others 1995, Yang and others 1997a,b,c,d).

“In particular, the presence of species such as gaur, sambar deer and muntjacs is important for tigers that rely on these prey species. (Full text)

(British Journal of Psychiatry, UK -) Laos camera traps capture tigers Jun 22, 2004In particular, the presence of species such as gaur, sambar deer and muntjacs is important for tigers that rely on these prey species.

Muntjacs Muntjacs are small deer from Southern Asia.

Size & Weight Size: Reeve's Muntjacs are about 3 feet long from nose to the tip of their short tail.

Reeves' MuntjacMuntiacus reevesi Also Called: Barking Deer or Chinese MuntjacReeves’ Muntjacs are a small deer native to China.

Thus, some species of muntjacs are endangered, although the Indian muntjac appears to remain relatively abundant. (Full text)

Background In the wild, muntjacs are usually found alone or in groups of less than 4 individuals.

In the wild, muntjacs are usually found alone or in groups of fewer than 4 individuals.

Muntjacs are only between 18 - 22 inches tall and weigh about 30 - 40 pounds.

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