mouse deer


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mouse deer:

see chevrotainchevrotain
, name for several species of small, ruminant mammals of Africa and SE Asia. Although they are also called mouse deer, chevrotains are not closely related to true deer, and are classified in a family of their own.
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mouse deer

[′mau̇s ‚dir]
(vertebrate zoology)
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He added: "This Philippine mouse deer is a fine ambassador for his cousins in the wild and we hope that when people see him, they'll understand why it's so important that we don't let incredible species like these disappear.
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While most deer species do sport antlers, several others, including diminutive Chinese water deer, musk deer, mouse deer, and the African water chevrotain, have no antlers at all, fighting and displaying with long, prominent fangs instead.
a family of hoofed mammals also known as mouse deer.