deerlet

deerlet

(ˈdɪəlɪt)
n
(Animals) a very small deer, specifically one of the species of musk deer known as the chevrotain
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At last, the musk-deer, the shyest and almost the smallest of the deerlets, came, too, her big rabbity ears erect; even brindled, silent mushick-nabha must needs find out what the light in the shrine meant, and drop out her moose-like nose into Purun Bhagat's lap, coming and going with the shadows of the fire.
A nearby fossil-rich locality at Strathcona Fiord, known as the Beaver Pond site, has previously yielded fossils of other mammals from the same time period, including a badger, deerlet, beaver and three-toed horse.
This creature is a "water deerlet," or chevrotain, noted for nimbleness and cunning.