Reeve's Muntjac

Reeve's Muntjac

Reeve's Muntjac
Muntiacus reevesi


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Artiodactyla
FAMILY
Cervidae

Range

Southern China and Taiwan


Habitat

Deciduous forests


Diet

Leaves, fruit, bark, fungi, and herbs

Weight

24 - 35 lbs.

Body Length

31 - 39 in.

Height

17 - 22 in. (at shoulder)

Gestation

About 6 months

Young

1 - 2

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • They are known as "barking deer" due to the deep bark-like sounds they make when on alert.
  • They have a long tongue that is used to strip leaves from bushes.
  • The upper canine teeth of the males are elongated tusks that serve as excellent defense weapons, capable of causing serious injury to predators.
  • They scent-mark their territories with secretions from their preorbital glands.
  • Muntjacs are the oldest known deer species; fossil remains date to 15 to 35 million years ago.

 

Conservation

Least Concern

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