Schopfhirsch Elaphodus cephalophus (Milne-Edwards, 1892)


English: Tufted Deer; French: Elaphode; Chinese: Mao-guan-lu; Tibetan: Shawa?

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: From north-eastern Burma to western, central, and eastern China.
Behaviour: See Muntjak
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 20-25 kg
Head and body length: Up to 150 cm
Tail length: 7-12 cm
Shoulder height: 60-70 cm
Gestation period: 180 days
Maximum age: No information
Trophy: Horns 2-2.5 cm; upper canine 2.5 cm.
Hunting methods: Stalking, from a hide.
Subspecies: 4
1. Elaphodus c. cephalophus Northern Burma, Sichuan (Szechuan), Yunnan (Yiinnan). Stable.
2. Elaphodus c. michianus Zhejiang (Chekiang). Stable.
3. Elaphodus c. ichangensis Hubei (Hupeh), to eastern Sichuan (Szechwan). Stable.
4. Elaphodus c. fociensis Fujian (Fukien). Stable.
Remarks: More information on population status, distribution and behaviour required.