tragulid

tragulid

a member of the family Tragulidae, the mouse-deer or chevrotain. The smallest ruminant, being 6 inches high.
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Movements out of Africa appear to have included Proboscidea of the family Gomphotheriidae, a deinothere of the genus Prodeinotherium, a tragulid ruminant of the genus Dorcatherium, a large listriodontine suid of the genus Bunolistriodon and a creodont carnivore, Hyainailouros.
Pecora/Ruminantia (Limeryx, Asiohomacodon, praetragulids, archaeomerycids, lophiomerycids, leptomerycids, tragulids, "pecorans"): Ms primitively bunoselenodont, but (unlike hypertragulids) with mesostyles; tibia, fibula primitively unfused or coossified proximally; cubonavicular; primitively, no ectomesocuneiform (OW origin, except leptomerycids).
A principle difference is that tragulids have fewer exocrine glands than "real" deer.