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Siberian Musk Deer

Moschidae - musk deer

There are seven species of small deer in this family. They are found in the forests and brushlands of central and northeastern Asia. Musk deer are the size of a medium-sized dog. Unlike other species of deer, the males of this family do not have antlers, but they do have extremely long canine teeth.

Musk deer have no visible tail; long hind legs; and large, rounded ears. Musk deer have a gland that produces a musk that is used in perfumes. Musk deer are solitary animals and are most active at night.

Species in this family include: the the alpine musk deer, the black musk deer, and the Siberian musk deer.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South AmericaSouth America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Anhui Musk Deer - Moschus anhuiensis Endangered Asia
Forest Musk Deer - Moschus berezovskii Endangered Asia
Alpine Musk Deer - Moschus chrysogaster Endangered Asia
Kashmir Muskdeer - Moschus cupreus Endangered Asia
  Black Musk Deer - Moschus fuscus Endangered Asia
Himalayan Muskdeer - Moschus leucogaster Endangered Asia
Siberian Musk Deer - Moschus moschiferus Vulnerable Asia

Additional Information

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Alpine Musk Deer - Moschus chrysogaster Photos Endangered Asia
The Alpine musk deer is found in Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Alpine Musk Deer - Moschus chrysogaster profile Endangered Asia
The Alpine musk deer lives in forests with moderate to steep slopes.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black Musk Deer - Moschus fuscus profile Endangered Asia
The black musk deer is also known as the dusky musk deer. It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Himalayan Muskdeer - Moschus leucogaster profile Photos Endangered Asia
The Himalayan musk deer is found in the Himalayan mountain range in Bhutan, India, Nepal, and China.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Himalayan Muskdeer - Moschus leucogaster profile Endangered Asia
The Himalayan musk deer has long "hare-like" ears.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Kashmir Muskdeer - Moschus cupreus Photos Endangered Asia
The Kashmir musk deer is found in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Siberian Musk Deer - Moschus moschiferus profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia
The Siberian musk deer is found in China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, and the Russian Federation.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Siberian Musk Deer - Moschus moschiferus profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia
The Siberian musk deer is active at twilight or at night.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes