Mouse deer

Mouse deer

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Tragulidae
Genus : Tragulus


Animals in the genus Tragulus

Lesser mouse-deer
Greater mouse-deer
Facts about the genus Tragulus, the mouse deer

Both the lesser (below, right) and greater species of mouse deer are found in Tabin.

Ecology and Behavior The shy lesser Malay mouse deer is primarily nocturnal, and although they

Geographic Range Larger Malay Mouse Deer are located in Thiland, Indochina, Sir Lanka, Malayan Penninsula as well as some smaller islands such as Sumatra and Borneo.

Mouse Deer are commonly encountered along the roadsides at night with the use of flashlights.

Some measurements of the Mouse Deer is that their body length is 70-75 cm, their shoulder height is 30-35 cm and their tail length is 8-10 cm.

The Balabac Chevrotain or mouse deer is active at night.

The chevrotain, or mouse deer, is a small ruminant mammal in the mammalian order Artiodactyla of the family Tragulidae.

The second genus, Dorcathcriu,n (or Hyomoshus), is African, and distinguished chiefly by the feet being stouter and shorter, the outer toes better developed, and the two middle metacarpals not welded together: Its dental formula (as that of Tragulus) is i.

Mouse Deer is the favorite trickster of Indonesia and Malaysia, two countries of Southeast Asia. (Full text)

Mouse deer are shy and their fawns tend to be "hiders". (Full text)

The pelage of mouse deer is brown with an orange tint. (Full text)

Primary and secondary forests and scrub (Hoogstraal, 1951) Description/Behavior: The Balabac Chevrotain or Mouse Deer is active at night. (Full text)

Dusky leaf monkeys, white handed gibbons and lesser mouse deer are commonly seen. (Full text)

PREVIEW: Mouse Deer is small, and many animals want to eat him—but first they have to catch him! (Full text)

—“In this animal (Hog-deer of Sumatra, apparently a sort of chevrotain or Tragulus) is found the bitter Bezoar, called Pedra di Porco Siacca, valued at ten times its Weight in Gold. (Full text)

Panthers, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, porcupines, monitor lizards, flying squirrels, pythons, mongooses, gaur bison, antelopes, sambar and the mouse deer are residents of this national park. (Full text)

Sambar, Muntjak and Mouse deer are widespread, but Muntjak and Mouse deer are considered too small and fragile for farming. (Full text)

Rumination occurs, but mouse deer are the most primitive of all ruminants. (Full text)

Ecology and Behavior Larger Malay mouse deer are nocturnal, and hence rarely seen. (Full text)

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