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Fea's Muntjac
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Muntiacinae
Genus: Muntiacus
Species: M. feae
Binomial name
Muntiacus feae
(Thomas & Doria, 1889)
Subspecies
  • M. f. feae

The Fea's Muntjac or Tenasserim muntjac (Muntiacus feae) is a rare species of muntjac native to People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. The species has been introduced to Thailand. It is a similar size to the common muntjac (adult weight is 18 - 21 kg (40 - 46 lb)). It is diurnal and solitary, inhabiting upland evergreen, mixed or shrub forest (at an altitude of 2500 m (8200')) with a diet of grasses, low-growing leaves, and tender shoots. The young are usually born in dense vegetation, remaining hidden until able to travel with the mother.

It is named after zoologist Leonardo Fea.

References

  1. ^ Timmins, R.J., Steinmetz, R., Pattanavibool, A. & Duckworth, J.W. (2008). Muntiacus feae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.
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