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Bornean yellow muntjac

Bornean yellow muntjac
Scientific classification
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 a muntjac species endemic to the moist forests of Borneo.

Taxonomy

It lives alongside the common muntjac. It is similar to its much more common cousin and was only recognised as a separate species in 1982.

Description

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 as a relict species.

Ecology

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


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