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Fea's muntjac

Binomial name: Muntiacus feae, Oldfield Thomas & Giacomo Doria, 1889

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, Thailand and Viet Nam. 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. Its other name comes from the Tenasserim Hills, between Burma and Thailand..

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Genus
Muntiacus
Species
Muntiacus feae

Common names

  • English: Fea's muntjac

Synonyms

  • Muntiacus feai, Enrico Tortonese in Peter Grubb (1977)
  • Cervulus feae, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas & Giacomo Doria (1889)

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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Muntiacus feae

Range Map

Distribution map of Fea's muntjac, Muntiacus feae in Thailand
Range map of Muntiacus feae in Thailand