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mouse deer which comprise the Tragulidae, one of the six families of ruminants in the order Artiodactyla. They are very small (6 to 10 inches high), hornless and have protruding canine teeth which serve as tusks. Includes Tragulus, Hyemoschus spp.
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Africa's smallest ruminant; a new tragulid from the Miocene of Kenya and the biostratigraphy of East African Tragulidae.
Suborder Ruminantia Scopoli 1777 Family Tragulidae Milne-Edwards 1864
The studied specimens prove their inclusion in the family Tragulidae based on the selenobunodont to selenodont pattern with strong cingula and cingulidae and mostly strong styli and stylidae (Rossner 2007; Khan et al.
The semi-selenodonty pattern of the molars confirms the inclusion of this specimen in Tragulidae (Colbert, 1935; Pickford, 2001; Morales et al.
Tragulidae from Arrisdrift, Basal Middle Miocene, Southern Namibia.