Roosevelt’s Barking Deer Rediscovered In Vietnam


Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors



Rooservelt’s barking deer – a species of deer has been announced as extinct in the wild in the last 85 years has been rediscovered at Xuan Lien Nature Reserve, Vietnam.

The Roosevelt’s Barking Deer (Muntiacus rooseveltorum) is one of the most poorly known mammal species in the world. Since it was described as a new species in the early 20th century, no records have been reported until its rediscovery in Laos based on the molecular data derived from hunting trophies by the end of the century. However, after the type specimen was collected during the Kelley-Roosevelts and Delacour Asiatic expeditions, this species has never again been observed by scientists. It has been recorded merely from three isolated localities in Laos based on the type and specimens from hunted animals, although there was an unconfirmed report that it occurred in central Vietnam…

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