Reeves Muntjac

Reeves Muntjac

Reeves 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 form 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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