Muntjacs and tufted deer
Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Cervidae
Subfamily : Muntiacinae
Facts about the subfamily Muntiacinae, the muntjacs and tufted deer
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).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.
Ecology and Behavior The tufted deer is a crepuscular animal, most active at dawn and dusk. (Full text)
The tufted deer is not listed as an endangered species**.
The tufted deer is a terrestrial herbivorous grazer and browser and a source of meat to carnivores such as the leopard and dhole.
The longevity of tufted deer is over 12 years in captivity (Jones, 1993).
html'); CallAdv(); CreateTd(23) Ecology and Behavior The tufted deer is a crepuscular animal, most active at dawn and dusk.
The Tufted Deer is a primitive deer, larger than a muntjac while being similar in appearance.
The oldest of all known deer retaining prehistoric characteristics unlike our own native species of deer, Muntjacs are indigenous to Southeast Asia. (Full text)
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.
INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION: Muntjacs are considered a relatively primitive group of deer, because of their small size and because the males have enlarged upper canines.
Tufted deer are territorial, and rarely leave their home range, which is criss-crossed by a network of trails. (Full text)
Western tufted deer are the largest subspecies of tufted deer.
15 in) Tufted deer are similar in appearance to muntjac, although they are slightly larger.
Tufted deer are said to have originated in the Miocene (Dolan, 1971); they separated from muntjacs about 3.
Tufted deer are found only in central and.
Tufted Deer are frequently found near water.
, the clouded leopard, macaque, and tufted deer) are still sighted occasionally in the reservoir area, but most land has been cleared and intensely cultivated for many years. (Full text)