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Lesser Mouse-deer
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Common Name Kanchil and Lesser Malay Chevrotain
Range Indochina, Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sumatra, Laos, Malaysia, Sarawak, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Tragulidae
Genus Tragulus
Species T. kanchil
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Lesser mouse-deer, or kanchil, (Tragulus kanchil), also known as the lesser malay chevrotain, is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Tragulidae family.

Distribution[]

It is found in Indochina, Burma (isthmus of Kra), Brunei, Cambodia, China (S Yunnan), Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatra, and many small islands), Laos, Malaysia (peninsular Malaya, Sarawak, and many small islands), Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Description[]

It is the smallest known hoofed mammal, at a mature size as little as around 45 cm (18 inches) and 2 kg (4.4 lbs). It is threatened by predation by feral dogs.

Etymology[]

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