musk deer


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musk deer

n.
Any of various small antlerless deer of the family Moschidae native to Asia, the male of which has long upper canines and a gland that secretes musk.

musk deer

n
(Animals) a small central Asian mountain deer, Moschus moschiferus. The male has long tusklike canine teeth and secretes musk

musk′ deer`


n.
a small, antlerless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia: the male has tusks and secretes musk.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asiamusk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
genus Moschus, Moschus - musk deer
References in classic literature ?
Their clothes and their letters reek with the foetid secretion of the musk deer. The clean vegetable smell of tobacco is unendurable to them.
She resented it by drawing her own conclusion from what he had said of the ladies and the musk deer. "I was wrong in admiring your drawing," she remarked; "and wrong again in thinking you a strange man.
They include glandular secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar odors.
(2016) reported a higher (4.5%) negative perception of black bear among local peoples in some areas of Musk Deer National Park, AJK.
Of the Musk Deer National Park in the upper belt of Neelum valley, Mr Zakaria regretted that around 450,000 goat and sheep of nomads would enter the wildlife reserve every year which needed to be regulated.
According to the research of the Sayano-Shushen nature reserve, the snow leopard population was almost completely destroyed in 2014-2018 due to the poaching of musk deer in the Western Sayan.
The higher relative abundance of Akkermansia in the gut of free-ranging red deer is in contrast to results of a study on musk deer Moschus berezovskii in which the gut of captive individuals had a higher relative abundance of this bacterial genus than that of free-ranging deer (Li et al.
In Pakistan, there are numerous species that are at risk of extinction such as our national animal Flare horned Markhor, Marco Polo sheep, Ladakh Urial, musk deer, brown bear, Indus Dolphin and amidst the large cats, the beautiful snow leopard.
These majestic ranges are home to some of the world's most fascinating and endangered wild species, including the markhor (Capra falconeri), Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii), musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), Himalayan lynx (Lynx lynx), blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur), brown bear (Ursus arctos), Indian wolf (Canis lupus), Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica), and the snow leopard, which is taken as an indicator of this mountainous ecosystem.
The Gurez Valley, mainly Musk Deer National Park, has good habitat conditions and likewise dense bear population (Nawaz, 2007).
Blue sheep, Alashan red deer and musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) are mainly three kinds of ungulates distributed in the Helan Mountains, while the number of musk deer has dropped sharply since the 1880s, it is quite rare at present (Liu 2009).
The park possesses being the residence to endangered types like Snow leopard, tiger, blue sheep, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, red panda, etc.