Moschiola


Moschiola
Moschiola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Tragulidae
Genus: Moschiola

Moschiola is a genus of small even-toed ungulates in the Tragulidae family. They are found in forests in India, Sri Lanka and perhaps Nepal, and have pale-spotted or -striped upperparts unlike the other Asian members of the family, the mouse-deer of the genus Tragulus.[1]

Traditionally only a single species was recognized in the genus Moschiola, but in 2005 it was split into three separate species:[2]

References

  1. ^ Nowak, R. M. (eds) (1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. 6th edition. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  2. ^ Groves, C. & Meijaard, E. (2005) Intraspecific variation in Moschiola, the Indian Chevrotain. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement 12:413-421 PDF

External links

Moschiola at the Encyclopedia of Life