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Synonyms for chevrotain

very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa

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Recherches anatomiques, zoologiques et paleontologiques sur la famille des chevrotains.
Un apercu sur l'ecologie du chevrotain africain Hyemoschus aquaticus Ogilby, Artiodactyle Tragulide.
Other mammals of conservation concern present in the SNP were: forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), leopard (Panthera pardus), giant pangolin (Smutsia gigantean), African forest buffalo (Syncerus caller nanus), bongo (Tragelaphus euryceros), sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei), blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola), bay duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), and water chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus).
Only smaller and more adaptable animals, including the wild boar (Sus scrofa), the sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), muntjak deer (Muntiacus muntjak), chevrotains or mouse-deer (Tragulus), and several primates, are sure to survive without special measures to protect their habitats.
Living chevrotains favor dense habitats of the rain forests (Dubost 1978; Meijaard et al.