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Muntjacs MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Muntjacs
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.500.380.373.322
Unique ID
D018668
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018668
Scope Note
A genus, Muntiacus, of the deer family (Cervidae) comprising six species living in China, Tibet, Nepal, India, the Malay Peninsula, and neighboring island countries. They are usually found in forests and areas of dense vegetation, usually not far from water. They emit a deep barklike sound which gives them the name "barking deer." If they sense a predator they will "bark" for an hour or more. They are hunted for their meat and skins; they thrive in captivity and are found in many zoos. The Indian muntjac is believed to have the lowest chromosome number in mammals and cell lines derived from them figure widely in chromosome and DNA studies. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed., p1366)
Entry Term(s)
Muntiacus
Muntjaks
Registry Number
txid9885
Previous Indexing
Deer (1970-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/16
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Muntjacs Preferred
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