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The Indian Musk Deer or Kasturi Mrigha with the scientific name Moschus spp.
is the only genus of the Moschidae family. It is primitive than cervids or true deer. Various Musk deer species are found in 13 countries in Asia and Russia. It falls under the family Moschidae and species Moschus spp. The quick classification of Indian Musk Deer is as below,
The musk deer is 60 cm tall and the shoulder height is 20 cm. They weigh about 10 to 15 kg. The entire body length ranges between 90 and 100 cm. The lifespan is from 2.4 to 3.1 years. As the second winter approaches a winter coat with coarse hair and less spots is developed over the existing coat.