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Gongshan muntjac

Gongshan Muntjac
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Muntiacus
Species: M. gongshanensis
Binomial name
Muntiacus gongshanensis
Ma, 1990[2]

The Gongshan muntjac (Muntiacus gongshanensis)[3] is a species of muntjac (a type of deer) living in the Gongshan mountains in northwestern Yunnan, southeast Tibet and northern Myanmar. Recently, it has also been found to occur in Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India.[4] The earlier references of occurrence of the hairy-fronted muntjac Muntiacus crinifrons in Arunachal Pradesh are actually Gongshan muntjakc.[5] More recently, genetic studies have shown it to be very closely related to the hairy-fronted muntjac, possibly close enough to be considered the same species despite different coloration, though this position is disputed.[1] Ongoing hunting is a major threat to its survival.

References

  1. ^ a b Timmins, R.J., Duckworth, J.W. & Zaw, T. (2008). Muntiacus gongshanensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is data deficient.
  2. ^ Ma, Shilai; Wang, Yingxiang; Shi, Liming (1990). from Yunnan, China"Muntiacus"A new species of the genus . Zoological Research 11: 47–52. 
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  4. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2009). Records and distribution of Gongshan and leaf muntjacs in India. Deer Specialist Group News 23: 2-7.
  5. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2003). The mammals of Arunachal Pradesh. Regency Publications, New Delhi. 140pp


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