Indischer Kantschil Moschiola meminna (Erxleben, 1777)


English: Spotted Mouse Deer; French: Tragule des Indes; Burmese: yung; Canarese: koor andi, kooray; Hindi: pisuri, pisera; Marathi: pisura, pisora, aheda; Tamil: sarugoo maru, kur, kooran panni, kuruman.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: India and Sri Lanka.
Behaviour: See Hirschferkel
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 2.5-4.5 kg
Head and body length: 50-70 cm
Tail length: 2.5-10 cm
Shoulder height: 25-35 cm
Gestation period: Appr. 5 months
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: Upper canines: no records
Hunting methods: By natives with dogs and nets.
Remarks: These Spotted Mouse Deer are more related to suidae and camelidae than to cervidae. More information required on their biology.