Dwarf musk deer

Dwarf musk deer
Scientific classification
Species: M. berezovskii
Binomial name
Moschus berezovskii
Flerov 1929

The dwarf musk deer or Chinese forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii, Chinese: 林麝; pinyin: Lín shè) is an artiodactyl native to southern and central China and northernmost Vietnam. On June 14, 1976, China entered the dwarf musk deer onto its endangered species list.[2] Four subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • M. b. berezovskii
  • M. b. bijiangensis
  • M. b. caobangis
  • M. b. yanguiensis


  1. Wang, Y. & Harris, R.B. (2008). "Moschus berezovskii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
  2. Endangered Species – Dwarf Musk Deer Facts
  3. Don E. Wilson; DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. (2005), Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (in German) (3rd ed.), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0-8018-8221-4
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