Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Reeve' Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi)

Adult Reeve's Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi, unknown subspecies) on Pitsford Reservoir, Northants -  January 2011

OTHER NAMES: Muntjac
Featured Subspecies: unknown
Weight: 10-18kg
Length: 95cm
UK STATUS NOT EVALUTATED IUCN Red List: Least Concern

A very small deer about the size of a collie. They are much more secretive than the larger species. They are also notable in that they don't have that large antlers and instead have tusks. They make a barking noise similar to dogs. Originally an introduced species, they have spread out massively to the point where they are in some places the most common or second most common species of deer.

Related Species:
Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae
Genus: Muntiacus 
SUBSPECIES: M. r. jiangkouensis, M. r. micrurus, M. r. reevesi, M. r. sinensis

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - A common introduced resident
 - Several seen at Pitsford Reservoir and Geddington

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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