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The Indian Muntjac or Barking deer or Red Muntjac with the scientific name
Muntiacus muntjak is the most widely seen muntjac deer species in the world and is one of the smallest among the deer family. Especially these are widely spread around Southern Asia.
The various other common names for this species are Southern Red Muntjac or Bornean Red Muntjac or Red Muntjac or Sundaland Red Muntjac. The Barking deer with the scientific name Muntiacus muntjak is one amongst the eleven sub species of the Muntjac family present around various parts of Asia.
It falls under the family Cervidae and species Muntiacus muntjak. The quick classification of Indian Muntjac is as below,
They have a long nose compared to other deers. They have a small head with short ears which are covered with short hair. Males possess antlers which are short and have only one branch. Females possess tufts of fur and small bony knobs instead of antlers. Munjtac have a upper canine which seems to slightly curve outward from the lips.