Bornean yellow muntjac

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Bornean yellow muntjac
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Muntiacus
Species: M. atherodes
Binomial name
Muntiacus atherodes
Groves & Grubb, 1982

The Bornean yellow muntjac (Muntiacus atherodes) is restricted to the moist forests of Borneo where it lives alongside the common muntjac. It is similar to its much more common cousin and was only recently recognised as a separate species. Apart from the color difference, its antlers, which are just 7 cm (2.8 in) in length, are smaller than those of the common muntjac. It has not been extensively studied and has been described a relict species.

This muntjac species is a potential prey of the Bornean tiger.[2]

References

  1. ^ Timmins, R.J.; Giman, B.; Duckworth, J.W. & Semiadi, G. (2008). "Muntiacus atherodes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ Meijaard, E. (1999). "The Bornean Tiger; Speculation on its Existence" (PDF). Cat News. No. 30. pp. 12−15. ISSN 1027-2992.


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