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13 December 2013 Elaphodus cephalophus (Artiodactyla: Cervidae)
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Elaphodus cephalophus Milne-Edwards, 1872 (tufted deer) is usually considered polytypic with 3 or 4 recognized subspecies, depending on the source. It is a small dark chocolate-brown deer typified by a tuft of hair on its crown, sharp upper canines that protrude downward from under the upper lip, and rudimentary antlers on males; it is similar to muntjacs, to which it is closely related. E. cephalophus occurs in humid, montane forests at elevations of 300–4,750 m in southwestern through southeastern China and perhaps northwestern Myanmar (historical records). Vulnerable to poaching in remote areas and relatively uncommon in zoos, it is considered vulnerable as a Class II species in China and listed as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

David M. Leslie, Dana N. Lee, and Richard W. Dolman " Elaphodus cephalophus (Artiodactyla: Cervidae)," Mammalian Species 2013(904), (13 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1644/904.1
Published: 13 December 2013
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