water chevrotain


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Noun1.Water chevrotain - largest chevrotainwater chevrotain - largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa
chevrotain, mouse deer - very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
genus Hyemoschus, Hyemoschus - water chevrotains
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While most deer species do sport antlers, several others, including diminutive Chinese water deer, musk deer, mouse deer, and the African water chevrotain, have no antlers at all, fighting and displaying with long, prominent fangs instead.
Other mammals of conservation concern present in the SNP were: forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), leopard (Panthera pardus), giant pangolin (Smutsia gigantean), African forest buffalo (Syncerus caller nanus), bongo (Tragelaphus euryceros), sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei), blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola), bay duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), and water chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus).
This study shows that bongos, yellow-backed duikers, and the water chevrotain were rare.