White-bellied musk deer

White-bellied musk deer

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Moschus leucogaster
WEIGHT
11-18 kg
LENGTH
86-100 cm

The white-bellied musk deer or Himalayan musk deer is a musk deer species occurring in the Himalayas of Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and China. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List because of overexploitation resulting in a probable serious population decline. It was previously considered a subspecies of the Alpine musk deer, but was separated on the basis of different skull proportions.

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Cr

Crepuscular

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Zo

Zoochory

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

W

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

White-bellied musk deer habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
185 to 195 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 2
INDEPENDENT AGE
6 months

References

1. White-bellied musk deer Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-bellied_musk_deer
2. White-bellied musk deer on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13901/61977764

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