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chevrotain

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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This study shows that bongos, yellow-backed duikers, and the water chevrotain were rare.
The extant chevrotain (Hyemoschus) as an ancestor surrogate for all extant ruminants (Janis 1984; Janis and Scott 1987).
The species present include drill (Mandrillus [=Papio] sphinx), bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus), and water chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus), which has disappeared locally although it is not in danger of extinction.
Un apercu sur l'ACopyrightcologie du chevrotain africain Hyemoschus aquaticus Ogilby Artiodactyle Tragulide.