Taxon profile


Taiga Musk Deer
Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Moschidae - musk deer »  genus Moschus

Scientific synonyms

Moschus sibiricus Pallas, 1779

Other names

= Siberian Musk Deer

Type taxon of:Moschus Linnaeus, 1758 (Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758)
IUCN category:Vulnerable


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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera pardus orientalis (Schlegel, 1857) - Amur Leopard, Panthera tigris altaica Temminck, 1844 - Siberian Tiger

parasite: Dicrocoelium chinensis Tang & Tang, 1978

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Moschus moschiferus arcticus Flerov, 1929
subspecies Moschus moschiferus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Moschus moschiferus parvipes Hollister, 1911 - Korean Musk Deer
subspecies Moschus moschiferus sachalinensis Flerov, 1929 - Sakhalin Musk Deer
subspecies Moschus moschiferus turowi Zalkin, 1945

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [13897]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758]
CZ Pluháček J., Hrabina P. & Robovský J. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 2 – jelenovití (Cervidae), kabarovití (Moschidae) a kančilovití (Tragulidae), Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 42: 281–296 [as Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus, 1758]

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