Any of several small deerlike hornless ruminants of the genera Hyemoschus, Moschiola, and Tragulus, native to tropical and subtropical forests of India, Southeast Asia, and west-central Africa.Also called mouse deer.
[Frenchchevrotin, fromOld French, diminutive ofchevrot, kid, diminutive ofchevre, goat, fromLatincapra, she-goat, feminine ofcaper, goat.]
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Indian spotted chevrotain
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