Muntiacus


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Muntiacus

 

a genus of mammals classified in the family Cervidae of the order Artiodactyla and comprising the muntjacs. The body length is 80 to 100 cm, and the shoulder height, 45 to 58 cm. The tail is long and thin. Antlers of up to 15 cm in length occur in the male and are carried on long bony pedicels. The antlers are shed annually. The upper canines in the males are long and protrude from the mouth. The fur is short and soft; the coloration ranges from yellowish-gray to dark brown with whitish markings. There are five species, which are distributed in Southeast Asia and on the islands of Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan. The Muntiacus feed on grasses, leaves, and shoots. They are primarily solitary animals and inhabit jungle thickets. Mating occurs throughout the year, usually resulting in one, rarely two, offspring. The Muntiacus are hunted for their flesh and hide.

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Adnyane et al., "Lectin Histochemical Study of Testicular Spermatogenic Cells in Muntjak (Muntiacus muntjak muntjak)," Jurnal Kedokteran Hewan Indonesian Journal of Veterinary Sciences, vol.
Scent marking in captive muntjacs, Muntiacus reevesi.
Amongst mammals, wild Asiatic elephants Elephas maximus, dusky langurs Trachypithecus obscurus, Malayan porcupines Hystrix brachyura, Chinese grey goral Naemorhedus caudatus evansi, Indian wild boar Sus scrofa cristatus, Indian muntjac Muntiacus vaginalis and the rare banteng Bos javanicus were present (Lovari & Apollonio 1993, Pattanavibool & Dearden 2002).
The disappearance of muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) pellet groups in a pine forest of lowland England.--Eur.
The Alces alces and Okapia johnstoni have been classified by Janis (1988) as high-level browsers (HB) while Choeropsis liberiensis and Hylochoerus minertzhageni as regular browsers (BB) and Muntiacus reevesi as mixed feeders in closed habitats (MFC).
Como especies externas ("outgroups") se utilizaron las secuencias de otros dos cervidos, Muntiacus reevesi y Elaphodus cephalophus pertenecientes a la subfamilia de los Muntiacinae (= Cervulinae).
Only smaller and more adaptable animals, including the wild boar (Sus scrofa), the sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), muntjak deer (Muntiacus muntjak), chevrotains or mouse-deer (Tragulus), and several primates, are sure to survive without special measures to protect their habitats.
Common ungulate prey species of tigers in Pench are chital (Axis axis), sambar (Cervus unicolor), nilgat (Boselephas tragocamelus), gaur (Bos gaurus), wild pig (Sus scrofa), muntjac (Muntiacus muntjac), and four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis).
Fecal pellets of Reeves' muntjac, Muntiacus reevesi: defecation rate, decomposition period, size and weight.
The darts for hunting deer (Cervus unicolor), muntjak (Muntiacus muntjac) and wild boar (Sus barbatus) are treated with poison to five centimeters down from the point upon which is affixed a sharp head of bamboo, metal or a small animal's pointed tooth.
Many of the largest mammals found in the monsoon forests of India, Myanmar and Indochina also occur in the rainforest but at much lower densities; these include Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), muntjaks (Muntiacus muntjak), sambars (Cervus unicolor), wild buffaloes (Bos) and wild boars (Sus).